Ynes Mexia

Ynes Mexia became a botanist at the age of 55, and on her many worldwide expeditions she gathered thousands of specimens.

Caroline M. Solomon

The recipient of Gallaudet University’s 2013 Distinguished Faculty Award, Dr. Caroline M Solomon has a passion for teaching and can’t imagine doing anything else.

Helen Sharman

On May 18th, 25 years ago, Helen Sharman became the first Briton in space when she traveled to the MIR space station.

M. Phyllis Lose

When Dr. Lose earned her degree of veterinary medicine she was one of three female graduates and the only one to go into large-animal practice, concentrating on equine care.

Dorothy H. Andersen

As the first to recognize cystic fibrosis as a disease, Dr. Dorothy H. Andersen changed the lives of people with this condition.

Charlotte Auerbach

With her studies of the effects of mustard gas, Dr. Charlotte Auerbach helped create the science of mutagenesis.

Inge Lehmann

Inge Lehmann helped us discover what really lies at the center of our planet.

Florence Nightingale

You might think you know the story of Florence Nightingale as a pioneer in the nursing profession, but did you know she was also a brilliant statistician?

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

Today, meet Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, the woman who changed our view of the universe when the first recipient of the Annie J Cannon Award in Astronomy.

Jacqueline Barton

Starting in 1985 when she was the first woman to receive the Alan T. Waterman Award, Dr. Jacqueline Barton has been continually honored for her ground breaking work.

Peg Hunter

Today, we’re celebrating a woman who’s work at ILM helped bring Return of the Jedi to life. Happy Star Wars Day and may the force be with you.

Heidi Hammel

Astronomer Heidi Hammel began to love astronomy in college, and now has done extensive studies of Neptune and Uranus.

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