- Tiera Guinn. This 21-year-old scientist hasn’t yet graduated from college, but Tiera Guinn’s already doing literal rocket science. The MIT senior is helping build a rocket for NASA that could be one of the biggest and most powerful ever made, according to WBRC News.
- Marie Curie. We all know the name of this physicist and chemist, but do you recall Marie Curie’s contributions to science? The Polish scientist studied at the Sorbonne, where she became the head of the physics lab there in the early 1900s — when women really did not teach science at European universities — and pioneered research in radioactivity.
- Elizabeth Blackwell. Elizabeth Blackwell, who was born in 1821, was the first woman to graduate from medical school in the United States (Geneva Medical College in upstate New York), became an activist for poor women’s health, and went on to found a medical school for women in England.
- Jane Goodall. The most famous primate scientist in history, Jane Goodall was renowned for her work with chimpanzees and as a champion of animal rights.
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- Joy Adamson (Jan. 20, 1910-Jan. 3, 1980) Joy Adamson was a noted conservationist and author who lived in Kenya in the 1950s. After her husband, a game warden, shot and killed a lioness, Adamson rescued one of the orphaned cubs.
- Maria Agnesi (May 16, 1718-Jan. 9, 1799) Maria Agnesi wrote the first mathematics book by a woman that still survives and was a pioneer in the field of calculus.
- Agnodice (4th century BCE) Agnodice (sometimes known as Agnodike) was a physician and gynecologist practicing in Athens. Legend has it that she had to dress as a man because it was illegal for women to practice medicine.
- Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (June 9, 1836-Dec. 17, 1917) Elizabeth Garrett Anderson was the first woman to successfully complete the medical qualifying exams in Great Britain and the first woman physician in Great Britain.
- MARIE CURIE. Polish-born French physicist and chemist best known for her contributions to radioactivity.
- JANE GOODALL. British primatologist and ethologist, widely considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees. Advertisements.
- MARIA MAYER. German-born American physicist who received Nobel Prize for suggesting the nuclear shell model of the atomic nucleus.
- RACHEL CARSON. American marine biologist and conservationist whose work revolutionzied the global environmental movement.
- Cynthia Kenyon. Ever wanted to live forever? Molecular biologist Cynthia Kenyon may have the answer. OK, so it’s not quite as straightforward as that, but her genetic studies regarding ageing in C. elegans worms show us that it may be possible to make life longer.
- Jennifer Doudna. The inventor of a groundbreaking technology for editing genomes, named CRISPR-Cas9, Jennifer Doudna is one of the greatest living scientists.
- Nina Tandon. Nina Tandon is a biomedical engineer who is changing the world of cell science. She is the founder and CEO of EpiBone, a company that grows bones for skeletal reconstruction.
- Sunetra Gupta. Sunetra Gupta is something of a modern-day polymath. The Calcutta-born, UK-based scientist is not only the professor of Theoretical Epidemiology at the University of Oxford, but is also a novelist and a translator of the poetry of Rabindranath Tagore.
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- Hedy Lamarr. Hedy Lamarr (), born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler; November 9, 1914 – January 19, 2000) was an Austrian-born American film actress and inventor.After a brief early film career in Czechoslovakia, including the controversial Ecstasy (1933), she fled from her husband, a wealthy Austrian ammunition manufacturer, and secretly moved to Paris.
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- Alice Wilson (August 26, 1881 – April 15, 1964) She was a Canadian geologist and paleontologist who took part in studies on rocks and fossil fuels in Ottawa.
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