Aprille Ericsson-Jackson

Aprille Ericsson-Jackson is an aerospace engineer at NASA, and was the first African-American woman to get a PhD in engineering at Howard University.

Wanda M. Austin

Dr. Wanda M. Austin started at The Aerospace Corporation as an entry level engineer. Now she’s the president and CEO.

Laurel Clark

Dr. Laurel Clark was a decorated Navy medic before she became an astronaut aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia.

Dawn Shaughnessy

Four new elements are joining the periodic table. Three of them thanks to a team led by Dawn Shaughnessy.

Andrea Mueller

Andrea Mueller has always loved racing, and now she’s a lead race engineer in NASCAR helping lead Team Penske to victory.

Alice Evans

Thanks to the work of Alice Evans, we can drink milk knowing that it’s been pasteurized to remove harmful bacteria.

Judith Resnik

Today marks the thirtieth anniversary of the tragic explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger which killed its seven crew members including mission specialist Judith Resnik.

Lilli Hornig

Chemist Lilli Hornig was a member of the Manhattan Project, and witnessed the first atomic bomb tests.

Esther Lederberg

Meet Esther Lederberg, a microbiologist who made many influential discoveries.

Ashley Stroupe

Meet the first woman to drive on Mars, NASA’s Ashley Stroupe.

Annie Jump Cannon

Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon found star classification systems didn’t fit her needs, so she created a new one that we still use today.

Elizabeth Blackwell

Meet Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to earn a medical degree.

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