Patience Mthunzi

With a background in both biology and physics, Dr. Patience Mthunzi is poised to make big discoveries in the fields of biophotonics and disease eradication.

Maria Sibylla Merian

The guild rules of Europe during her lifetime did not allow women to paint with oils, but that didn’t stop Maria Sibylla Merian from creating scientific illustrations of insects documenting their life cycles.

Nadya Mason

Associate Professor Nadya Mason solved math problems for fun growing up before pursuing her career in physics.

Summer Ash

An astrophysicist and science communicator, Dr. Summer Ash loves to share her love of the universe.

Amy Mainzer

Astronomer Amy Mainzer searches for near earth objects with her work at NASA, and helps kids learn to love science with her work on Ready, Jet, Go.

Carolyn Shoemaker

Today is our 100th episode, and we’re featuring the woman who has discovered a record number of comets, Carolyn Shoemaker.

Yi So-Yeon

Eight years ago today, Yi So-Yeon became the first Korean astronaut to travel to space.

Emily Rice

Dr. Emily Rice is an astrophysicist and a fashion blogger, one of the founders of STARtorialist.

Rebecca Oppenheimer

Over 1,000 planetary systems have been discovered outside our own, and scientists like Dr. Rebecca Oppenheimer are working to find new ways to see them more clearly.

Henrietta Swan Leavitt

Hired at the Harvard College Observatory in 1893, astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt was one of Pickering’s Computers, women hired to complete calculations for male scientists.

Williamina Fleming

With no formal training in astronomy, Williamina Fleming’s contributions to the field are numerous and groundbreaking.

Jane Goodall

Conservationist and activist Jane Goodall has studied primates in the Gombe National Park in Tanzania since the 1960s and her work has fundamentally changed our understanding of primate behavior.

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