Woman in STEM sciences

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  • Maria Sibylla Merian

    Maria Sibylla Merian
  • Sophia Kowalevski

    Sophia Kowalevski
  • Alice Hamilton

    Alice Hamilton
  • Lise Meitner

    Lise Meitner
    Lise Meitner was born in Vienna, Austria in 1878. She loved mathematics from an early age and was the first woman to become a full Professor of Physics in Germany. She lost these positions in the 1930s because of the anti-Jewish Nuremberg Laws of Nazi Germany. In mid-1938, Meitner with others chemists discovered, explained and foresaw the explosive potential of nuclear fission. This principle led to the development of the first atomic bomb.
  • Maud Menten

    Maud Menten
  • Inge Lehmann

    Inge Lehmann
  • Euphemia Haynes

    Euphemia Haynes
  • Alice Ball

    Alice Ball
  • Barbara McClintock

    Barbara McClintock
  • Elsie Macgill

    Elsie Macgill
  • Chien-Shiung Wu

    Chien-Shiung Wu
  • Hedy Lamarr

    Hedy Lamarr
  • Marie Tharp

    Marie Tharp
  • Rosalind Franklin

    Rosalind Franklin
  • Ursula Franklin

    Ursula Franklin
  • Sylvia Fedoruk

    Sylvia Fedoruk
  • Annie Easley

    Annie Easley
    Annie Easley was an African-American computer scientist, mathematician, and rocket scientist.
    In 1955, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) were looking for people with strong math skills: she applied for the job the next day, and was hired two weeks later.
    Her work contributed to the 1997 flight to Saturn of the Cassini probe. Unfortunately she never received any official recognition for her work although it was invaluable.