Marie Tharp

World Ocean Day is observed on June 8th so today we would like to introduce you to the woman who created the first physiographic maps of the sea floor and co-discovered of the backbone of the Earth.

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.

Marti J. Anderson

A rare combination of what she considers two very different style disciplines, Dr. Marti J. Anderson has found her place bringing together the worlds of ecology and statistical analysis.

Rachel Dutton

Rachel Dutton studies microbial colonies by studying delicious cheeses.

Sabrina Pasterski

Physicist Sabrina Pasterki has studied at Harvard and MIT, has had her work cited by Stephen Hawking, and even built her own airplane, all before the age of 23.

Karen L. Nyberg

On June 2, 2008, astronaut Karen L. Nyberg arrived at the International Space Station for the first time, while it was still under construction.

Giuliana Tesoro

Dr. Giuliana Tesoro wore many hats during her career including organic chemist, inventor, polymer chemist and professor.

Chien-Shiung Wu

Thought to be the only person from China to work on the Manhattan Project, Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu has been referred to as the “Queen of Nuclear Research.”

Charlotte Friend

Dr. Charlotte Friend was a virologist and cancer researcher whose research helped to change the way we think about cancer in humans.

Rosa Smith Eigenmann

Considered to be the first female ichthyologist in the United States, Rosa Smith Eigenmann published her first scientific paper at the age of 22.

Anna Winlock

After her father’s untimely death, Anna Winlock followed in his footsteps at the Harvard Observatory and completed his unfinished work.

Virginia Tucker

Virginia Tucker was one of five women hired into the “computer pool” at the NACA, before leading the human computers at NASA.

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