Annie Jump Cannon

Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon found star classification systems didn’t fit her needs, so she created a new one that we still use today.

Elizabeth Blackwell

Meet Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to earn a medical degree.

Roberta Bondar

Roberta Bondar was both the first neurologist and the first Canadian woman in space.

Tu Youyou

In the 1970’s Tu Youyou used research into traditional Chinese medicine to discover and synthesize a revolutionary malaria treatment.

Marie-Anne Lavoisier

Restrictions of her time kept Marie-Anne Lavoisier from becoming a chemist herself, but she was integral to her husband’s work and the two changed chemistry forever.

Yanping Guo

Ten years ago, NASA launched the New Horizons probe towards Pluto. Thanks to Yanping Guo, it reached its destination exactly on time.

Carolina Cruz-Neira

Meet Carolina Cruz-Neira, a computer engineer who is the co-inventor of the CAVE automatic virtual environment and a pioneer in virtual reality.

Anita Borg

American Anita Borg was a pioneering programmer and women’s advocate who co-founded the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

Dian Fossey

In December 1966 Dian Fossey arrived in Africa to begin her long term study of the mountain gorilla. Learn more about her work in this episode.

Katherine Johnson

Meet Katherine Johnson, a mathematician involved in many of American’s greatest achievements during the space race.

Hedy Lamarr

If you’re listening to this podcast on a wireless network, you have actress Hedy Lamarr to thank.

Susan Helms

Astronaut Susan Helms holds a record for the longest spacewalk at 8 hours and 56 minutes. Learn more about her NASA career in today’s episode.