STEM Girls: Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Jocelyn Bell Burnell is a Northern Irish astrophysicist who has been credited with one of the greatest astronomical discoveries of the 20th century. She had a tough time at college, being the only woman in a class of 49 men. She said in an interview in the Belfast...

STEM Girls: Hadiyah-Nicole Green

There are less than 100 black female physicists currently working in the United States. According to data gathered from the United States National Science Foundation from 1973 to 2012, only 66 black women have earned a PhD in physics. Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green is one...

XMaS Scientist Experience

STEM Girls are everywhere! We were recently contacted by some amazing girls at the University of Warwick, in conjunction with the University of Liverpool. They recently coordinated a project to support women in STEM careers by running a competition in schools for...

STEM Girls: Mildred Dresselhaus

Mildred Dresselhaus was born in Brooklyn on November 11, 1930. The daughter of Eastern European immigrants, the only career option that was seriously presented to her through the New York school system was that of school teacher. She did ultimately end up in...

STEM Girls: Chien Shiung Wu

Chien Shiung Wu was born in 1912 in Liu Ho, China. She began her education at her parents’ school, but then was sent to boarding school in Suzhou in 1922. She graduated at the top of her class in 1930 and went on to study at the National Central University of...

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