Posts by Staff

Eileen Collins

Because NASA’s space shuttle program has shut down, Eileen Collins will remain one of only two women to ever command a space shuttle mission.

Lindley Winslow

Hollywood isn’t known for its scientific accuracy, but the new film Ghostbusters aimed for authenticity by consulting with scientists like physicist Lindley Winslow.

Margaret Hamilton

July 21st marks the anniversary of man first stepping on the moon and the software that made it possible was created by a team lead by Margaret Hamilton.

Frances “Poppy” Northcutt

Making the decision to major in mathematics in college was two-fold for Frances “Poppy” Montgomery first she had an aptitude for the subject but she also had an eye on her future employment opportunities. Knowing that mathematics was still considered a man’s job she went into it thinking that it would open careers that would keep her out of what was considered traditionally women’s work.

Carolyn Porco

On July 19, 2013 the Cassini spacecraft turned to take an image of much of our solar system that included Saturn, Mars, Venus, and the Earth. This historic picture of The Day The Earth Smiled was possible thanks to planetary scientist Dr. Carolyn Porco.

Stephanie Reeves

Petroleum engineer Stephanie Reeves says she growing up she was never told she couldn’t be a scientist and that made all the difference.

Maya Warren

Dr. Maya Warren has a doctorate of food science from University of Wisconsin-Madison and she wants everybody to know that you can totally be an ice cream scientist if you want to.

Patricia Bath

As the first African American woman to be granted a patent for a medical purpose Dr. Patricia Bath has dedicated her career to protecting and improving the eye sight of all people.

Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Discovering pulsars, a type of neutron star, Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell, changed the way we understood the death of massive stars. That instead of the supernova explosion scattering all of a dying star’s material into the universe there is a very small core of very dense material left over that gives off regular radio pulses.

Florence Bascom

Dr. Florence Bascom worked for the U.S. Geological Survey and founded the geology program at Bryn Mawr College.

Sheila Widnall

Dr. Sheila Widnall has spent the majority of her career balancing research, teaching, and public service. She was the Secretary of the U.S. Air Force and was the first woman to head a branch of the military.

Mildred Cohn

Inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame in 2009, Dr. Mildred Cohn has also been awarded the National Medal of Science.