Chung-Pei Ma

Chung-Pei Ma has helped discover two of the largest black holes found to date.

Antonia Novello

Dr. Antonia Novello was appointed Surgeon General of the United States in 1990, becoming the first woman and first Hispanic to serve in that role.

Virginia Holsinger

A food scientist with a positive worldwide public health impact, Dr. Virginia Holsinger‘s work on food security issues and dairy product research impacted many lives throughout her 41 year career at the United States Department of Agriculture.

Barbara Liskov

Dr. Barbara Liskov was recipient of the 2008 Turing Award for contributions to practical and theoretical foundations of programming language and system design and she led the design and implementation of the CLU programming language.

Isabel Morgan

Isabel Morgan’s work was a critical step in the journey toward a killed-virus polio vaccine.

Ila Fox Loetscher

Today we want to tell you about aviator turned conservationist Ila Fox Loetscher.

Margaret Reed Lewis

Margaret Reed Lewis is considered the first scientist to grow mammalian tissue in vitro, and her research contributed to the field of cancer research.

Erna Schneider Hoover

Dr. Erna Hoover has been quoted as saying that, “when I was hired the glass ceiling was somewhere between the basement and the sub-basement.” But that didn’t stop her from developing a program that would change the way telephone systems operated and being awarded one of the first patents for computer software.

Jill Tarter

The inspiration for the novel Contact and its subsequent film, Dr. Jill Tarter has spent over 35 years searching the vast universe for evidence of extra-terrestrial intelligence.

Maryam Mirzakhani

A professor of mathematics at Stanford University, Dr. Maryam Mirzakhani is one of the leading researchers in the field of complex geodesics and their closures in moduli space.

Sue Hendrickson

On August 12th, 1990 Sue Hendrickson discovered the largest and most complete T. Rex skeleton to date, a skeleton that was named “Sue” in her honor.

Barbara Askins

The first woman to be selected by the Association for Advancement of Invention and Innovations as the National Inventor of the Year, Barbara Askins was a chemist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.