Carla Meninsky

Hired by the gaming company Atari in 1980, Carla Meninsky designed award winning games before pursuing a career in law.

Helen B. Taussig

Dr. Helen Taussig helped found the field of pediatric cardiology after a childhood struggle with dyslexia.

Michelle K. Lee

As the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Michelle K. Lee serves as principal advisor to the President of the United States on domestic and international intellectual property policy matters.

Vanessa Aponte

Dr. Vanessa Aponte has used a systems engineering approach to bridge her interests in chemical engineering and space travel.

Ynes Mexia

Ynes Mexia became a botanist at the age of 55, and on her many worldwide expeditions she gathered thousands of specimens.

Caroline M. Solomon

The recipient of Gallaudet University’s 2013 Distinguished Faculty Award, Dr. Caroline M Solomon has a passion for teaching and can’t imagine doing anything else.

M. Phyllis Lose

When Dr. Lose earned her degree of veterinary medicine she was one of three female graduates and the only one to go into large-animal practice, concentrating on equine care.

Dorothy H. Andersen

As the first to recognize cystic fibrosis as a disease, Dr. Dorothy H. Andersen changed the lives of people with this condition.

Susan Jane Cunningham

Susan Jane Cunningham was integral to the building of the mathematics and astronomy departments at the newly founded Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania in 1869.

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

Today, meet Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, the woman who changed our view of the universe when the first recipient of the Annie J Cannon Award in Astronomy.

Maria Klawe

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

Noramay Cadena

This Mother’s Day we celebrate an engineer who earned her degree at MIT while raising her daughter as a single mom, Noramay Cadena.

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