Susan Solomon

Inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 2009 Dr. Susan Solomon’s work in atmospheric science helped us to understand the depletion of the ozone layer and the creation of the ozone hole in the Antarctic.

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.

Marla Spivak

In 2010 Dr. Marla Spival was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship grant which she used to help found the Bee Squad – a group that helps beekeepers and the community in the Twin Cities are of Minnesota to foster healthy bee populations and pollinator landscapes through education and hands-on mentorships.

Wanda Diaz-Merced

Astronomy is often considered a visible field of study, even though much of what is observed is outside the visible spectrum. By helping to develop the use of sonification as part of the study of astronomical objects Dr. Wanda Diaz-Merced not only carved out her own place in the field but is also an advocate for others with disabilities being part of the scientific community as well.

Jan Davis

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

Mary Vaux Walcott

Mary Vaux Walcott was known as the Audubon of botany for her illustrations of North American wildflowers.

Dorothy Hill

Not only did Dr. Dorothy Hill do her own meticulous research in many of the fields within the discipline of geology but she also led the charge in standardizing the research and field work done by her colleagues in the Australian scientific community.

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.

Sylvia Fedoruk

The first woman member of the Atomic Energy Control Board of Canada, Sylvia Fedoruk also worked as a professor of oncology and associate member in physics at the University of Saskatchewan before being appointed chancellor of the school in 1986.

Sunita Satyapal

Joining the United States Department of Energy in 2003 Dr. Sunita Satyapal worked in the Fuel Cells Technology Program and was promoted to Director of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

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.

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!

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