Marjorie Lee Browne

Following her father’s passion for mathematics and with his encouragement Dr. Marjorie Lee Browne would become one of the first African-American women to earn a doctorate in mathematics.

Mae Jemison

Fifty years ago, audiences met the crew of the Starship Enterprise when Star Trek premiered. The cast inspired a generation, including physician, dancer, and astronaut Mae Jemison.

Dawn J. Wright

Dr. Dawn Wright has traveled to 38 countries and has completed oceanographic fieldwork in geologically active regions including the East Pacific Rise, The Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the Tonga Trench. Oh, and this Chief Scientist at the Environmental Systems Research Institute is a self-professed Lego Maniac!

Ashanti Johnson

The first African-American to earn a degree in marine science from Texas A&M, Dr. Ashanti Johnson has loved the ocean since an early age.

Rosalind Fox

Rosalind Fox says that working at John Deere provides her with a sense of pride because her work has a higher purpose in that the company’s efforts support the growing global demand for food, shelter and roads.

Betty Harris

As a fifty year member of the American Chemical Society, Dr. Betty Harris has been a teacher and researcher since the age of 19.

Maya Warren

Dr. Maya Warren has a doctorate of food science from University of Wisconsin-Madison and she wants everybody to know that you can totally be an ice cream scientist if you want to.

Patricia Bath

As the first African American woman to be granted a patent for a medical purpose Dr. Patricia Bath has dedicated her career to protecting and improving the eye sight of all people.

Christine Darden

Dr. Christine Darden has said of her success as an engineer at NASA, “I was able to stand on the shoulders of those women who came before me, and women who came after me were able to stand on mine.” Learn more about the contributions this aerospace engineer on today’s podcast.

Shirley Ann Jackson

On July 1st, 1999 Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson became president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and since then she has transformed the oldest technical research university in the United States.

Jeanette E. Brown

Organic medicinal chemist Jeanette Brown is also a historian, author, and advocate for increasing diversity in science.

Mary Styles Harris

Dr. Mary Styles Harris has spent her career combining her knowledge as a genetics researcher with a drive to provide health care information to minority populations.

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