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    Margaret Butler helps assemble the ORACLE computer with Oak Ridge National Laboratory engineer Rudolph Klein. In 1953, ORACLE was the world’s fastest computer. Designed at Argonne, it was constructed at Oak Ridge. Butler was a pioneering scientist who spent her career at the forefront of computer science and nuclear energy. Her spirit, drive, and analytical talents led to a lifetime of scientific contributions during an era when women were a rarity in a major scientific setting.

    Although she had majored in chemistry at Smith College, Jane Stafford (1899-1991) spent most of her career communicating about medicine. She worked at the American Medical Association before joining Science Service as medical editor and writer in 1927, where she covered some of the most important discoveries and people in medical research until leaving to work at the U.S. National Institutes of Health in 1956. Well-respected by her fellow journalists, she served as president of the National Association of Science Writers in 1945 and the Women's National Press Club, 1949-1950

    Women @ Energy: Susannah Green Tringe "I think it's important to expose kids to science and scientists early, so they're comfortable thinking about science as something they can do. I also think labs and universities could do more to make scientific careers compatible with raising a family, which would benefit all young scientists and reduce attrition." Read more from Susannah here.

    Two-time Nobel laureate Marie Curie (1867 - 1934) discovered polonium and radium, founded the concept of radiology and — above all — made the possibility of a scientific career seem within reach for countless girls and women around the world. The first woman to receive the Nobel Prize and the first female Professor of General Physics in the Faculty of Sciences at the Sorbonne in Paris

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    Roger Arliner Young (1889–1964) was a zoologist and biologist and the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate in zoology. During her long career she studied radiation, paramecium, and hydration and dehydration of living cells. | 34 American Lady Scientists Who Changed The World

    Aeronautical engineer Laurel van der Wal had a career as a model, art instructor, deputy sheriff before training to be a pilot. At UC she became an aeronautical engineer, winning the Society of Women Engineers Achievement Award in '61 when she was head of bioastronautics at Space Technology Labs. The press release emphasized that the "pretty head of bioastronautics at Space Technology Laboratories, Inc." was a "former model" even though LA Times had just named her Woman Scientist of the Year.

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    Najla Elmachtoub (Cornell U, 2013), a computer scientist that did Android development by doing design work and eventually leading the whole team. She's now in a master's program. she++: Inspiring Women to Empower Computer Science

    Two-time Nobel laureate Marie Curie discovered polonium and radium, founded the concept of radiology and — above all — made the possibility of a scientific career seem within reach for countless girls and women around the world. The first woman to receive the Nobel Prize and the first female Professor of General Physics in the Faculty of Sciences at the Sorbonne in Paris, Curie was beloved by her colleagues for her calm, singular focus, lack of pretense and professional drive.

    This is heinous. In Iran, due to government pressure, "over 30 universities have agreed to ban women from about 80 different degrees such as engineering, business, nuclear physics, and computer science (you know, the ones that can potentially steer women toward power and financial freedom)."

    In honor of International Women’s Day, a continuing series of women we love. Ada Lovelace. Developing the field of computer science while wearing a corset. That’s what we call Steampunk.

    How do you attract more women to computer science courses? The University of Washington revamped its introductory course — women now make up 37% of the class — to emphasize the creative and real-world applications of computer science,

    Actresses Who've Had Careers in Science and Tech

    According to this article in the NY Times, "One of the biggest challenges [to getting women into computer science], according to many in the industry, may be a public-image problem. Most young people simply don’t come into contact with computer scientists and engineers in their daily lives, and they don’t really understand what they do."

    WOMEN IN ASTRONOMY: VERA RUBIN Vera Rubin was born in 1928 in Philadelphia. She earned her B.A. in 1948 at the women’s college Vassar, as the only student majoring in astronomy that year. Pursuing an academic career in science was not straightforward for women at the time. Princeton University didn’t accept female graduate students until 1975. Vera Rubin pursued her Master’s degree in physics at Cornell University and her PhD at Georgetown University, which she earned in 1954.

    I’m Anne-Marie Imafidon and I’m the youngest girl ever to pass an A-level in Computing (done aged 11 instead of 18) and am one of the youngest to gain a Masters degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Oxford University (aged 20). I set up the Stemettes project in 2013 to inspire girls to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (collectivel...

    A quick read with some powerful advice for girls interested in a career in science, technology, engineering and math.

    Women Coal Miners, 1890.

    Chien-shiung Wu (1912-1997) Columbia University Physics -Women scientists