Everywhere you look, high-achieving women can be found. From dedicated moms and bright students to pioneers in the arts and sciences, women deserve to be celebrated each and every day.
In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re highlighting a handful of amazing women who have made strides in STEM – and who have proven that science is fueled by females!
Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace – Computer Programming
This English countess’s title was only dwarfed by her contributions to mathematics, which resulted in her discovery of the first algorithm intended for the use of a machine – making her the very first computer programmer.
Elizabeth Blackwell – Medical Pioneer
After a terminally ill friend wished for a female physician, Blackwell took the request to heart, becoming the first woman to graduate from medical school in 1849.
Florence Lawrence – Automotive Engineering
While Lawrence was known primarily for her silent film career, she is credited with inventing the turn signal and brake light in the early 20th century.
Chien-Shiung Wu – The First Lady Of Physics
Wu joined the Manhattan Project at Columbia University during World War II and went on to disprove a law of symmetry in physics.
Annie Easley – NASA Mathematician
Easley’s 34-year career with NASA included developing coding for solar and wind energy experiments and developing advanced robotics. “I’m out here to do a job and knew I had the ability to do it,” she said of her achievements.
See more resources and learn more about the incredible females who have fueled STEM industries at the following links:
- CSS: 12 historical women in STEM you’ve probably never heard of
- National Science Foundation: Pioneering women in STEM
- Harvard: Women in STEM Resources
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