Science

Katharine Burr Blodgett

Many of the films honored with Oscars throughout the years owe the beauty of their moving images to research scientist Katharine Burr Blodgett.

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Kimberlee Beckmen

Dr. Kimberlee Beckmen has her dream job as a wildlife veterinarian for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

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Pauline Mead Patraw

The first female ranger-naturalist at the Grand Canyon, Pauline Mead Patraw, fell in love with the Canyon on a school trip when she was studying botany.

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Ida Tacke Noddack

Chemist Ida Tacke Noddack was the first woman in Germany to hold a professional position as a chemist, and helped discover the element rhenium.

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Catherine Cesarsky

The first female president of the International Astronomical Union, Catherine Cesarsky, earned this position with a distinguished career in several areas of modern physics.

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Barbara Cohen

When the first women-only team led the Mars Exploration Rovers for a day, Dr. Barbara Cohen was the leader of that team.

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Marie Maynard Daly

February 14 is Valentine’s Day: a day associated with tending the heart. Today, we’ll look at a woman who has studied many factors impacting the human heart: Marie Maynard Daly.

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Gabriela González

Meet the spokesperson for LIGO, the organization that just announced they have detected gravitational waves, Gabriela Gonzalez.

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Linda Cayot

It’s International Darwin Day, and today we learn about Dr. Linda Cayot, who worked on conservation in the Galapagos.

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Peggy Whitson

Peggy Whitson always wanted to be an astronaut and she achieved her dream, becoming the first woman to command the ISS.

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