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.

Barbara Liskov

Dr. Barbara Liskov was recipient of the 2008 Turing Award for contributions to practical and theoretical foundations of programming language and system design and she led the design and implementation of the CLU programming language.

Ayah Bdeir

Engineer, artist, and inventor Ayah Bdeir has focused her career on democratizing hardware to make education and innovation more accessible.

Hertha Ayrton

When it was suggested that Marie Curie’s husband had actually been the one to discover the element radium Hertha Ayrton, a friend and colleague, quickly and publicly came to Curie’s defense stating, “errors are notoriously hard to kill, but an error that ascribes to a man what was actually the work of a woman has more lives than a cat.” And she would know as she often faced the same misattribution of credit being given to her husband.

Barbara Rothbaum

Dr. Barbara Rothbaum is a pioneer in the use of virtual reality exposure therapy for the treatment of various psychological disorders, focusing primarily on PTSD.

Padmasree Warrior

Padmasree Warrior has been hailed by Fortune magazine as “the New Queen of the Electric Car Biz”

Sister Mary Kenneth Keller

One June 7, 1965, Sister Mary Kenneth Keller was one of the first recipients of a doctorate in computer science in the United States.

Maria Klawe

Harvey Mudd College President Dr. Maria Klawe is a gifted computer scientist and artist.

Mary Dixon Kies

On May 5, 1809 Mary Dixon Kies was granted the first American patent given to a woman.

Rachel Wilkins Patel

In an effort to use her diverse skill set, Rachel Wilkins Patel founded HER Ideas In Motion to help inspire the next generation.

Mary Jean Harrold

Mary Jean Harrold was a prolific software engineering researcher that promoted diversity in computer science fields, acting as a teacher and mentor to many.

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