Ruth E. Dayhoff

Ruth E. Dayhoff is a licensed physician and a pioneer in the field of bioinformatics

Janna Levin

Many people love to marvel at the beauty of the cosmos that is observable with our eyes – but what about the beauty that is observable with our ears? Dr. Janna Levin says that the universe has a soundtrack that is played on space itself.

Georgeanna Seegar Jones

July 25th marks the birth of the first child conceived using in vitro fertilization, or IVF, to couple in England. The first American child born by IVF was thanks to the team of Dr. Georgeanna Seegar Jones and her pioneering career in obstetrics and reproductive health.

Frances Oldham Kelsey

Bringing the same rigorous standards used in high quality academic research institutions to the FDA, Dr. Frances Kelsey stopped the drug thalidomide from causing serve birth defects in American children and changed the drug approval process at the same time.

Lindley Winslow

Hollywood isn’t known for its scientific accuracy, but the new film Ghostbusters aimed for authenticity by consulting with scientists like physicist Lindley Winslow.

Margaret Hamilton

July 21st marks the anniversary of man first stepping on the moon and the software that made it possible was created by a team lead by Margaret Hamilton.

Frances “Poppy” Northcutt

Making the decision to major in mathematics in college was two-fold for Frances “Poppy” Montgomery first she had an aptitude for the subject but she also had an eye on her future employment opportunities. Knowing that mathematics was still considered a man’s job she went into it thinking that it would open careers that would keep her out of what was considered traditionally women’s work.

Carolyn Porco

On July 19, 2013 the Cassini spacecraft turned to take an image of much of our solar system that included Saturn, Mars, Venus, and the Earth. This historic picture of The Day The Earth Smiled was possible thanks to planetary scientist Dr. Carolyn Porco.

Maya Warren

Dr. Maya Warren has a doctorate of food science from University of Wisconsin-Madison and she wants everybody to know that you can totally be an ice cream scientist if you want to.

Patricia Bath

As the first African American woman to be granted a patent for a medical purpose Dr. Patricia Bath has dedicated her career to protecting and improving the eye sight of all people.

Florence Bascom

Dr. Florence Bascom worked for the U.S. Geological Survey and founded the geology program at Bryn Mawr College.

Sheila Widnall

Dr. Sheila Widnall has spent the majority of her career balancing research, teaching, and public service. She was the Secretary of the U.S. Air Force and was the first woman to head a branch of the military.

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