Michelle K. Lee

As the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Michelle K. Lee serves as principal advisor to the President of the United States on domestic and international intellectual property policy matters.

Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan

Dr. Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan is a paleobiologist who studies the bone structures of both extinct and living animals.

Vanessa Aponte

Dr. Vanessa Aponte has used a systems engineering approach to bridge her interests in chemical engineering and space travel.

Ynes Mexia

Ynes Mexia became a botanist at the age of 55, and on her many worldwide expeditions she gathered thousands of specimens.

Caroline M. Solomon

The recipient of Gallaudet University’s 2013 Distinguished Faculty Award, Dr. Caroline M Solomon has a passion for teaching and can’t imagine doing anything else.

Helen Sharman

On May 18th, 25 years ago, Helen Sharman became the first Briton in space when she traveled to the MIR space station.

M. Phyllis Lose

When Dr. Lose earned her degree of veterinary medicine she was one of three female graduates and the only one to go into large-animal practice, concentrating on equine care.

Maria Gaetana Agnesi

Maria Gaetana Agnesi was a child prodigy who became a celebrated mathematician, though that wasn’t her first choice.

Dorothy H. Andersen

As the first to recognize cystic fibrosis as a disease, Dr. Dorothy H. Andersen changed the lives of people with this condition.

Charlotte Auerbach

With her studies of the effects of mustard gas, Dr. Charlotte Auerbach helped create the science of mutagenesis.

Inge Lehmann

Inge Lehmann helped us discover what really lies at the center of our planet.

Florence Nightingale

You might think you know the story of Florence Nightingale as a pioneer in the nursing profession, but did you know she was also a brilliant statistician?