Dr. Mae Jemison, traveling in space as a NASA astronaut and the first black woman to do so.

Used to teach the kids about her during Black History month :) Dr. Mae Jemison, traveling in space as a NASA astronaut and the first black woman to do so.

Women in Science Wednesday!  In 1963, Chien-shiung Wu (1912-1997 was considered one of the world's foremost experimental physicists and her team's experiments confirmed the theory of sub-atomic behavior known as "weak interaction." #Groundbreaker

Female physicists are my heroes! In Chien-shiung Wu was considered one of the world's foremost experimental physicists and her team's experiments confirmed the theory of sub-atomic behavior known as "weak interaction.

Illustrator Rachel Ignotofsky’s new book is a clever introduction to women scientists through history, starting with the ancient polymath Hypatia.

Women in Science, Illustrator Rachel Ignotofsky’s new book is a clever introduction to women scientists through history, starting with the ancient polymath Hypatia.

Rachel Ignotofsky women in science

Female Activists Throughout History, as Illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky

rachelignotofsky: “ Wang Zhenyi was one of the greatest scholars in China. She was an astronomer, poet, and mathematician who accurately recorded lunar and solar eclipses and equinoxes. She also wrote political poetry about injustice.

Sally Ride, youngest astronaut and first American woman in space

When she boarded the Space Shuttle Challenger on June Sally Ride (May 1951 July became not only the first American woman in space, but also the nations first lesbian astronaut and its youngest astronaut to ever to launch into the cosmos.

Maria Mitchell, astronomer

Astronomer Maria Mitchell (August 1818 — June was born the third in a Quaker family of ten children, in an age when paren.

Illustration of Lise Meitner from Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky

How Pioneering Physicist Lise Meitner Discovered Nuclear Fission, Paved the Way for Women in Science, and Was Denied the Nobel Prize

Marina Abramović on art, fear, and pain as a focal lens for presence, philosopher Jacob Needleman on how we become who we are, and

Mary Fairfax Somerville, mathematician, science writer, and polymath

Quote by Mary Somerville, illustration by Lisa Congdon. 'The word "scientist" was coined for pioneering mathematician Mary Somerville' (Maria Popova).

British biophysicist Rosalind Franklin, who most notably conducted a series of seminal X-ray diffraction studies that would lead to the groundbreaking discovery of the double helix structure of DNA.

thereconstructionists: “ In an age when women were decades away from the second wave of feminism and a complete rarity in science, British biophysicist Rosalind Franklin July 1920 – 16 April conducted a series of seminal X-ray diffraction.

Hedy Lamarr, actress

She was once called “undoubtedly…the most beautiful woman on earth.” But Austrian-American Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr (November 1913 – January was also one of the most important mathematical minds of the century.


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