Laura Manuelidis

February 29th is rare disease day, and today we’re featuring a scientist with a rare perspective on a rare disease: Dr. Laura Manuelidis.

Katharine Burr Blodgett

Many of the films honored with Oscars throughout the years owe the beauty of their moving images to research scientist Katharine Burr Blodgett.

Kimberlee Beckmen

Dr. Kimberlee Beckmen has her dream job as a wildlife veterinarian for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Pauline Mead Patraw

The first female ranger-naturalist at the Grand Canyon, Pauline Mead Patraw, fell in love with the Canyon on a school trip when she was studying botany.

Ida Tacke Noddack

Chemist Ida Tacke Noddack was the first woman in Germany to hold a professional position as a chemist, and helped discover the element rhenium.

Catherine Cesarsky

The first female president of the International Astronomical Union, Catherine Cesarsky, earned this position with a distinguished career in several areas of modern physics.

Barbara Cohen

When the first women-only team led the Mars Exploration Rovers for a day, Dr. Barbara Cohen was the leader of that team.

Gloria Gordon Bolotsky

The history of the ENIAC is filled with the contributions of the earliest women programmers, including Gloria Gordon Bolotsky.

Adele Goldstine

When the ENIAC was created, someone had to write the world’s first computer’s operating manual. Adele Goldstine was up to the task.

Ruth Lichterman Teitelbaum

Ruth Teitelbaum not only was one of the first computer programmers, but also one of the first programming teachers, passing on her knowledge to another generation.

Frances Bilas Spence

Frances Spence had already started a teaching career when she started to work for the Army as a “computer,” and then she made history as an ENIAC programmer.

Marlyn Wescoff Meltzer

Marlyn Wescoff Meltzer was one of the women who helped invent computer programmer through their work on the ENIAC.