Posts by Staff

Eleanor Baum

While much of Dr. Eleanor Baum’s career has been in academia she also has worked in the aerospace engineering and has been a consultant involved with the practical side of other electrical engineering pursuits.

Rosalind Fox

Rosalind Fox says that working at John Deere provides her with a sense of pride because her work has a higher purpose in that the company’s efforts support the growing global demand for food, shelter and roads.

Edith Widder

Dr. Edith Widder is an oceanographer, bioluminescence expert, a certified Scientific Research Pilot for Atmospheric Diving Systems, and an inventor.

Anna Wessels Williams

In her first year of working at the New York City’s Department of Health diagnostic laboratory, Dr. Anna Wessels Williams would change the world.

Stephanie Kwolek

Today meet the woman who invented the thread that is used to make Kevlar.

Jackie Yi-Ru Ying

Becoming one of MIT’s youngest full professors at the age of 35, Jackie Yi-Ru Ying is one of the world’s leading experts on nanotechnology.

Betty Harris

As a fifty year member of the American Chemical Society, Dr. Betty Harris has been a teacher and researcher since the age of 19.

Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter was a naturalist who completed her own amateur mycology research before becoming a bestselling children’s book author.

Ruth E. Dayhoff

Ruth E. Dayhoff is a licensed physician and a pioneer in the field of bioinformatics

Janna Levin

Many people love to marvel at the beauty of the cosmos that is observable with our eyes – but what about the beauty that is observable with our ears? Dr. Janna Levin says that the universe has a soundtrack that is played on space itself.

Georgeanna Seegar Jones

July 25th marks the birth of the first child conceived using in vitro fertilization, or IVF, to couple in England. The first American child born by IVF was thanks to the team of Dr. Georgeanna Seegar Jones and her pioneering career in obstetrics and reproductive health.

Frances Oldham Kelsey

Bringing the same rigorous standards used in high quality academic research institutions to the FDA, Dr. Frances Kelsey stopped the drug thalidomide from causing serve birth defects in American children and changed the drug approval process at the same time.