Engineering

Dorothy “Dottie” Lee

Dorothy “Dottie” Lee made her way in a male dominated field to build a celebrated career at NASA.

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Gilda Barabino

While working on her doctorate, Dr. Gilda Barabino wanted a career that allowed her to use her education and knowledge to help people but didn’t want to go the clinical medicine route.

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Mica Endsley

Dr. Mica Endsley was the first woman to serve as the Chief Scientist of the United States Air Force.

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Karen Nyberg

On June 2, 2008, astronaut Karen L. Nyberg arrived at the International Space Station for the first time, while it was still under construction.

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Virginia Tucker

Virginia Tucker was one of five women hired into the “computer pool” at the NACA, before leading the human computers at NASA.

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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 served as principal advisor to the President of the United States on domestic and international intellectual property policy matters.

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Vanessa Aponte Williams

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

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Noramay Cadena

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

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Marleen Sundgaard

Marleen Sundgaard knew from the age of five she wanted to be an astronaut and has pursued that dream with great drive and passion.

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Mary Jackson

Mary Jackson carved her own career path in engineering at NASA before switching roles to help others rise to the top.

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