Tanya Moore

Dr. Tanya Moore is a member of the Board of Directors for Building Diversity in Science whose mission is to inspire, empower, and support underrepresented groups of students in the pursuit of STEM careers.

Ruth Patrick

Dr. Ruth Patrick contributions to ecology are numerous and include the initiation of the creation of the New Taxon file for the classification of diatoms and the Literature Citation File as a record of the scientific publication pertaining to existing as well as newly named diatoms.

Kristine Larsen

Dr. Kristine Larsen is an astronomer that uses popular culture to draw people into the sciences and has written books and journal articles on these topics and in 2017 will publish a book focused on women who popularized geology in the 19th Century.

Libusha Kelly

Sources: Albert Einstein College of Medicine: Libusha Kelly Kelly Lab LinkedIn: Libusha Kelly See Also: Twitter: @microbegrrl Google Scholar: Libusha Kelly

Melanie Harrison-Okoro

Using social media, Dr. Melanie Harrison-Okoro hopes to engage readers on topics of environmental science including areas like water pollution and invasive species.

Kalpana Chawla

Born in Punjab, India, Dr. Kalpana Chawla was always interested in flying. Three years after becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen, she was among the 15th class of potential astronauts and she was the first Indian-American women to travel to space.

Judith Vaitukaitis

Dr. Judith Vaitukaitis jokes that if her name had gone on the product created as a result of her research no one would be able to pronounce it. That product was the first home pregnancy test.

Helen Mintz-Hittner

November 17 is World Prematurity Day, and today we would like to introduce you to Dr. Helen Mintz-Hittner, an opthomologist researching treatments for retinopathy of prematurity, or ROP.

Michelle Thaller

Dr. Michelle Thaller is the Deputy Director of Science Communications at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center as well as being an astronomer that studies binary stars and the life cycles of stars.

Helen Murray Free

Recipient of a National Medal of Technology and Innovation in 2009 Helen Murray Free also served as a president of the American Chemical Society and is known for the development of self-testing systems for those diagnosed with diabetes.

Johanna Gabrielle Ottelie “Tilly” Edinger

One of Dr. “Tilly” Edinger’s major findings was the evidence that evolution was a branching process where structures could evolved independently leading to the modern understanding of cladogenesis.

Lois M. Jones

In the archives of the Byrd Polar Climate Research Center at Ohio State University you can find papers and over 18,0000 slides documenting the research of Dr. Lois M Jones, leader of the first all-women Antarctica scientific expedition.