Chemist Lilli Hornig was a member of the Manhattan Project, and witnessed the first atomic bomb tests.
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Meet Esther Lederberg, a microbiologist who made many influential discoveries.
Meet the first woman to drive on Mars, NASA’s Ashley Stroupe.
Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon found star classification systems didn’t fit her needs, so she created a new one that we still use today.
Meet Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to earn a medical degree.
Roberta Bondar was both the first neurologist and the first Canadian woman in space.
In the 1970’s Tu Youyou used research into traditional Chinese medicine to discover and synthesize a revolutionary malaria treatment.
Restrictions of her time kept Marie-Anne Lavoisier from becoming a chemist herself, but she was integral to her husband’s work and the two changed chemistry forever.
Ten years ago, NASA launched the New Horizons probe towards Pluto. Thanks to Yanping Guo, it reached its destination exactly on time.
Meet Carolina Cruz-Neira, a computer engineer who is the co-inventor of the CAVE automatic virtual environment and a pioneer in virtual reality.
American Anita Borg was a pioneering programmer and women’s advocate who co-founded the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.
In December 1966 Dian Fossey arrived in Africa to begin her long term study of the mountain gorilla. Learn more about her work in this episode.