The Mars Generation

Inspired by pioneers like Sally Ride and Mae Jemison, many young women are hoping to be chosen for that mission. Three of those hopefuls are Alyssa Carson, Abby Harrison, and Taylor Richardson.

Yvonne Brill

Yvonne Brill wanted to study engineering but had to settle for science and mathematics as the dean wouldn’t allow women in that department-but that didn’t stop her from becoming one of the world’s leading designers of jet propulsion systems.

Ruby Hirose

Biochemist Ruby Hirose made major contributions to the development of vaccines against infantile paralysis and found a way to improve the pollen extracts that help sufferers of hay fever.

Mary Sherman Morgan

Mary Sherman Morgan is said to have single handedly saved the US Space Program – but most people had no idea they work she did – including her own son who turned her story into a play and then a biography, Rocket Girl.

Susan Margulies

As a leader in the field of head and lung trauma and their impact on the human body, Dr. Susan Margulies is making great strides in understanding how our bodies respond to trauma.

Mary Fairfax Somerville

Mary Somerville was called “The Queen of Nineteenth-Century Science” after she overcame many obstacles, including family who believed she shouldn’t study math and science.

Danielle George

Since their inception in 1825, the Christmas Lectures have been presented by the Royal Institution of Great Britain in an effort to introduce a young audience to subjects through spectacular demonstrations. In the 189 years of this lecture series only a handful of women have been asked to present, with the sixth of these being Dr. Danielle George whose lecture on how to hack your home was given in 2014.

Jade Raymond

If you are a fan of the first Assassin’s Creed game or played the SIMS online, you have programmer and producer Jade Raymond to thank.

Margaret Lowman

The author of over 100 peer reviewed scientific papers and 10 books on forest conservation, Dr. Margaret Lowman has earned her title as Canopy Meg.

Kimberly Bryant

While African-American, Latina, and Native American women are considered prolific users of technology only around 3 percent of high-tech jobs are filled by African-American women. Kimberly Bryant wants to move this group from being seen as simply consumers of technology to being its creators.

Annie Easley

From a young age, Annie Easley’s mother had told her that she could be anything she wanted, but she would have to work for it. She became a human computer and then computer programmer.

Joanne Liu

Born in Quebec City to a Chinese immigrant family, Joanne Liu decided to become a pediatrician at an early age. She became the international president of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) (aka Doctors without Borders) in 2013.