Aparajita Datta

Dr. Aparajita Datta has been a leader in the conservation of the tropical forests of Arunachal Pradesh, one of the states of the Republic of India.

Sunita Williams

While serving as flight engineer aboard the ISS astronaut Sunita Williams participated in the Boston Marathon. On her second time on the station she competed a triathlon and set the record for the total cumulative spacewalk time by a female astronaut.

Margee Kerr

Sociologist Margee Kerr knows what makes you scream, and why it might be a good thing to be scared. Happy Halloween.

Lene Hau

Light is the fastest moving thing that we know of–and Dr. Lene Hau has developed a way to slow it down and actually stop its motion all together.

Ellen Swallow Richards

Noticing a lack of formal laboratory training for women in scientific fields, Ellen Swallow Richards brokered a deal between MIT and the Women’s Education Association of Boston to have a dedicated lab space built and equipped in 1875.

Heather Berlin

Dr. Heather Berlin is a neuroscientist and the co-host of series like Science Goes to the Movies and Superhuman Showdown.

Adriana Ocampo

As the Space Program Manager at NASA headquarters Dr. Adriana Ocampo has many responsibilities including being the New Frontiers lead program executive.

Tsai-Fan Yu

Tsai-Fan Yu was a doctor, college professor, the first woman to be appointed as a full professor at Mount Sinai Hospital, and was a leader in efforts to understand the condition known as gout.

M. Vera Peters

Watching her own mother pass away from breast cancer directed much of the career Dr. Vera Peters and helped her to develop new treatments using radiation therapies.

Deborah S. Jin

Dr. Deborah S. Jin was a pioneering physicist and winner of the MacArthur Fellowship “genius grant.”

Elsie Widdowson

Dr. Elsie Widdowson was an early pioneer in nutritional science, and helped the British government study the effects of rationing during World War II.

Hilde Mangold

Dr. Hilde Mangold’s biology thesis dissertation in 1923 was so groundbreaking that it was the foundation of her mentor’s Nobel Prize winning work.

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