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From Zero to Sixty

February 29th, Leap Day, was the 60th day of 2016. Which means that Monday was also a big milestone for our podcast: our 60th episode.

Margaret Knight

Margaret Knight nearly didn’t get credit for an invention that changed the world: the first machine made to create flat bottomed paper bags.

Isabel Bassett Wasson

Today is the anniversary of the founding of Yellowstone, the world’s first national park. And it’s first female ranger was Isabel Basset Wasson.

Laura Manuelidis

February 29th is rare disease day, and today we’re featuring a scientist with a rare perspective on a rare disease: Dr. Laura Manuelidis.

Katharine Burr Blodgett

Many of the films honored with Oscars throughout the years owe the beauty of their moving images to research scientist Katharine Burr Blodgett.

Kimberlee Beckmen

Dr. Kimberlee Beckmen has her dream job as a wildlife veterinarian for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Pauline Mead Patraw

The first female ranger-naturalist at the Grand Canyon, Pauline Mead Patraw, fell in love with the Canyon on a school trip when she was studying botany.

Ida Tacke Noddack

Chemist Ida Tacke Noddack was the first woman in Germany to hold a professional position as a chemist, and helped discover the element rhenium.

Catherine Cesarsky

The first female president of the International Astronomical Union, Catherine Cesarsky, earned this position with a distinguished career in several areas of modern physics.

Barbara Cohen

When the first women-only team led the Mars Exploration Rovers for a day, Dr. Barbara Cohen was the leader of that team.

Gloria Gordon Bolotsky

The history of the ENIAC is filled with the contributions of the earliest women programmers, including Gloria Gordon Bolotsky.

Adele Goldstine

When the ENIAC was created, someone had to write the world’s first computer’s operating manual. Adele Goldstine was up to the task.