Flossie Wong-Staal

Dr. Flossie Wong-Staal was the first scientist to clone HIV, helping lead to blood tests and better treatments for the virus. She says that her main motivation “is simply the satisfaction of making discoveries, finding things out that no one knew before.”

Mona Hanna-Attisha

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha was one of the key individuals to expose lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan and bring attention to the contamination in the water supply.

Anna Atkins

In 1843, photographer and botanist Anna Atkins became the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographs.

Chung-Pei Ma

Chung-Pei Ma has helped discover two of the largest black holes found to date.

Antonia Novello

Dr. Antonia Novello was appointed Surgeon General of the United States in 1990, becoming the first woman and first Hispanic to serve in that role.

Virginia Holsinger

A food scientist with a positive worldwide public health impact, Dr. Virginia Holsinger‘s work on food security issues and dairy product research impacted many lives throughout her 41 year career at the United States Department of Agriculture.

Barbara Liskov

Dr. Barbara Liskov was recipient of the 2008 Turing Award for contributions to practical and theoretical foundations of programming language and system design and she led the design and implementation of the CLU programming language.

Isabel Morgan

Isabel Morgan’s work was a critical step in the journey toward a killed-virus polio vaccine.

Ila Fox Loetscher

Today we want to tell you about aviator turned conservationist Ila Fox Loetscher.

Margaret Reed Lewis

Margaret Reed Lewis is considered the first scientist to grow mammalian tissue in vitro, and her research contributed to the field of cancer research.

Erna Schneider Hoover

Dr. Erna Hoover has been quoted as saying that, “when I was hired the glass ceiling was somewhere between the basement and the sub-basement.” But that didn’t stop her from developing a program that would change the way telephone systems operated and being awarded one of the first patents for computer software.

Natalie Panek

According to aerospace engineer Natalie Panek she isn’t planning on being an astronaut someday – she is going to be an astronaut someday.