The Curiosity Rover on Mars had a two-year mission and has surpassed that time frame functioning for over four years now and some of the credit for its long life can be given to its careful “drivers” like Dr. Vandi Verma.
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Falling in love with medicine during a summer program for minority students at the University of Michigan that she attended after her junior year of college, Dr. Alexa Canady would become the first African-American neurosurgeon in the United States.
Phycologist Kathleen Mary Drew-Baker’s studies of British seaweed helped save an industry in Japan, where she’s called “mother of the sea.”
If you’ve ever wondered how all of a hospital’s technology is used together to create a holistic picture that can be accessed by doctors, all while being HIPAA compliant, then look no further than people like Elisabeth George.
Honored with a Google Doodle in 2013 on what would have been her 84th birthday, Shakuntala Devi has been referred to as a Human Calculator.
Astrophysicist Dr. Kim Weaver is not only a leading expert on x-ray astronomy she is also an accomplished singer and actress in community theater.
Dr. Aparajita Datta has been a leader in the conservation of the tropical forests of Arunachal Pradesh, one of the states of the Republic of India.
While serving as flight engineer aboard the ISS astronaut Sunita Williams participated in the Boston Marathon. On her second time on the station she competed a triathlon and set the record for the total cumulative spacewalk time by a female astronaut.
Sociologist Margee Kerr knows what makes you scream, and why it might be a good thing to be scared. Happy Halloween.
Audrey Tang is Taiwan’s first digital minister, after spending 20 years as a consultant she now uses her technology expertise to create a more transparent government.
Jordyn Castor was born blind but always encouraged to challenge expectations and as a software engineer at Apple she is helping to make computer programming accessible to the next generation of blind coders telling them, “blindness does not define you, it’s part of who you are as a person but it does not define you or what you can do in life.”
Light is the fastest moving thing that we know of–and Dr. Lene Hau has developed a way to slow it down and actually stop its motion all together.