Yanping Guo

Ten years ago, NASA launched the New Horizons probe towards Pluto. Thanks to Yanping Guo, it reached its destination exactly on time.

Carolina Cruz-Neira

Meet Carolina Cruz-Neira, a computer engineer who is the co-inventor of the CAVE automatic virtual environment and a pioneer in virtual reality.

Anita Borg

American Anita Borg was a pioneering programmer and women’s advocate who co-founded the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

Dian Fossey

In December 1966 Dian Fossey arrived in Africa to begin her long term study of the mountain gorilla. Learn more about her work in this episode.

Katherine Johnson

Meet Katherine Johnson, a mathematician involved in many of American’s greatest achievements during the space race.

Hedy Lamarr

If you’re listening to this podcast on a wireless network, you have actress Hedy Lamarr to thank.

Susan Helms

Astronaut Susan Helms holds a record for the longest spacewalk at 8 hours and 56 minutes. Learn more about her NASA career in today’s episode.

Maria Telkes

Today meet the mother of the solar home, Maria Telkes.

Kathryn S. McKinley

Kathryn S. McKinley is a computer scientist who likes “to focus on practical problems,” and has helped create solutions that have had a major impact on modern computing.

Gladys Hobby

During World War II, the mass production of penicillin changed the world. Gladys Hobby was one of the scientists who made that possible.

Rosaly Lopes

Today, we meet Rosaly Lopes, a planetary geologist who can tell you all about the various volcanoes of our solar system.

Leona Marshall Libby

Today we would like you to meet Leona Marshall Libby, one of the women who worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II.

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