Ellen Ochoa

September 15 is the start of Hispanic Heritage Month in the United State and today we would like to introduce you to Dr. Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman in the world to travel to space and the first Hispanic woman to be the director of the Johnson Space Center.

Jan Davis

Dr. Jan Davis is a Registered Professional Engineer, holds one patent, and oh yeah – she is also an astronaut.

Christy Edwards-Stewart

When Christy Edwards-Stewart was in the fifth grade, she watched an IMAX movie on the space shuttle. Sitting in the theater, she decided that she wanted to be a space explorer.

Megan Smith

Before being appointed the Chief Technology Officer of the United States, Megan Smith has been trying to make the world a better place through science and invention.

Natalie Panek

According to aerospace engineer Natalie Panek she isn’t planning on being an astronaut someday – she is going to be an astronaut someday.

Mary Golda Ross

Today’s featured woman, Mary Golda Ross, offered this advice: “To function efficiently in today’s world, you need math. The world is so technical, if you plan to work in it, a math background will let you go farther and faster.”

Anita Sengupta

Dr. Anita Sengupta is a research professor at the University of Southern California and an aerospace engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Eleanor Baum

While much of Dr. Eleanor Baum’s career has been in academia she also has worked in the aerospace engineering and has been a consultant involved with the practical side of other electrical engineering pursuits.

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.

Margaret Hamilton

July 21st marks the anniversary of man first stepping on the moon and the software that made it possible was created by a team lead by Margaret Hamilton.

Frances “Poppy” Northcutt

Making the decision to major in mathematics in college was two-fold for Frances “Poppy” Montgomery first she had an aptitude for the subject but she also had an eye on her future employment opportunities. Knowing that mathematics was still considered a man’s job she went into it thinking that it would open careers that would keep her out of what was considered traditionally women’s work.

Sheila Widnall

Dr. Sheila Widnall has spent the majority of her career balancing research, teaching, and public service. She was the Secretary of the U.S. Air Force and was the first woman to head a branch of the military.

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