STEM Girls: Dr. Beth A. Brown

Beth grew up in Virginia, and from a young age had an interest in science, especially in astronomy. She was her class valedictorian when she graduated in 1987 from high school and she went on to study astrophysics at Howard University in Washington DC. She earned her...

STEM Girls: Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Maggie Aderin-Pocock is a woman living her dream. As a child she saved her money to buy a telescope. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a great quality telescope, but in an attempt to improve it she began attending night school to learn the skills herself. She was the...

Celebrating Forgotten Female Academics: Henrietta Leavitt

This is the first in a short series focusing on super brainy ladies who have been largely forgotten, and aims both to celebrate them and their contribution to various fields. I hope that these short remembrances of fantastic hard-working women may go some small way...

STEM Girls: Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming

The road to Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming’s discovery of the Horsehead Nebula in 1888 was a winding one. Born in Scotland in 1857, she worked as a teacher before marrying James Fleming in 1877 and moving to Boston with him. James deserted Williamina and their...

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