Noticing a lack of formal laboratory training for women in scientific fields, Ellen Swallow Richards brokered a deal between MIT and the Women’s Education Association of Boston to have a dedicated lab space built and equipped in 1875.
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Dr. Heather Berlin is a neuroscientist and the co-host of series like Science Goes to the Movies and Superhuman Showdown.
As the Space Program Manager at NASA headquarters Dr. Adriana Ocampo has many responsibilities including being the New Frontiers lead program executive.
Tsai-Fan Yu was a doctor, college professor, the first woman to be appointed as a full professor at Mount Sinai Hospital, and was a leader in efforts to understand the condition known as gout.
Watching her own mother pass away from breast cancer directed much of the career Dr. Vera Peters and helped her to develop new treatments using radiation therapies.
Dr. Deborah S. Jin was a pioneering physicist and winner of the MacArthur Fellowship “genius grant.”
Dr. Elsie Widdowson was an early pioneer in nutritional science, and helped the British government study the effects of rationing during World War II.
Dr. Hilde Mangold’s biology thesis dissertation in 1923 was so groundbreaking that it was the foundation of her mentor’s Nobel Prize winning work.
Marguerite Perey discovered the element Francium and was the first woman elected to the French Academy of Sciences.
According to Dr. Chieko Asakawa, history has shown that accessibility ignites innovation and can make the world better for all of us. She is working on cognitive assistance programs that can improve the lives of almost everyone in some way.
Today for #BossDay we’re celebrating the first African-American manager at NASA, pioneering mathematician and human computer Dorothy Vaughan.
Dr. Pamela Rasmussen is an ornithologist currently tied for the third-highest total of new bird discoveries in the world.