Lucy Hobbs Taylor

Dr. Lucy Hobbs Taylor was the first American women to earn a degree in dentistry. She had to forge her own path to achieve this goal and then would in turn fight for the rights of other women to achieve their dreams.

Mary Golda Ross

Today’s featured woman, Mary Golda Ross, offered this advice: “To function efficiently in today’s world, you need math. The world is so technical, if you plan to work in it, a math background will let you go farther and faster.”

Mary Carson Breckinridge

Mary Carson Breckinridge turned her own personal tragedy into a lasting legacy that still serves southeastern Kentucky with four rural health clinics, a hospital, and a home health agency. She was the founder of the Frontier Nursing Service, a program credited with lowering the infant mortality rate in Leslie County, Kentucky from one of the highest in the nation to below the national average.

Lydia Villa-Komaroff

Inspired at an early age to become a chemist, Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff’s scientific work in molecular biology has fundamentally changed the treatment of diabetes.

Anita Sengupta

Dr. Anita Sengupta is a research professor at the University of Southern California and an aerospace engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

France A. Córdova

With research contributions in the areas of multi-spectral research on x-ray and gamma ray sources, space-borne instrumentation, and observational and experimental astrophysics Dr. France A. Córdova has been a leader in both academia and public service in the sciences since being inspired by the moon landings.

Eleanor Baum

While much of Dr. Eleanor Baum’s career has been in academia she also has worked in the aerospace engineering and has been a consultant involved with the practical side of other electrical engineering pursuits.

Rosalind Fox

Rosalind Fox says that working at John Deere provides her with a sense of pride because her work has a higher purpose in that the company’s efforts support the growing global demand for food, shelter and roads.

Edith Widder

Dr. Edith Widder is an oceanographer, bioluminescence expert, a certified Scientific Research Pilot for Atmospheric Diving Systems, and an inventor.

Anna Wessels Williams

In her first year of working at the New York City’s Department of Health diagnostic laboratory, Dr. Anna Wessels Williams would change the world.

Stephanie Kwolek

Today meet the woman who invented the thread that is used to make Kevlar.

Betty Harris

As a fifty year member of the American Chemical Society, Dr. Betty Harris has been a teacher and researcher since the age of 19.

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