In honor of Women's History Month we wanted to share the profiles of six Amazing Women in STEM who inspire and motivate us. We hope and encourage you to share these women's, and those of so many others, stories all year-round!
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Ada Lovelace (1815-1852)
A century before the dawn of the computer age, Ada Lovelace imagined the modern-day, general purpose computer. It could be programmed to follow instructions she wrote in 1843. She is recognized as the first computer programmer.
Learn More: https://www.biography.com/people/ada-lovelace-20825323
Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997)
Chien-Shiung Wu was a Chinese-American experimental physicist who made significant contributions in the field of nuclear physics. Wu worked on the Manhattan Project, where she helped develop the process for separating uranium metal into uranium-235 and uranium-238 isotopes by gaseous diffusion.
Learn More: https://www.biography.com/people/chien-shiung-wu-053116
Emily Warren Roebling (1843-1903)
When Washington A. Roebling, the chief engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge, fell ill, it was his wife, Emily Warren Roebling, who stepped in — managing, liaising and politicking between city officials, workers, and her husband’s bedside to see the world’s first steel-wire suspension bridge to completion.
Learn More: http://roeblingmuseum.org/ourstory/emily-warren-roebling/
Joan Clarke (1917-1996)
Joan Elisabeth Lowther Murray, MBE was an English cryptanalyst and numismatist best known for her work as a code-breaker at Bletchley Park during the Second World War.
Learn More: https://bit.ly/2Fh3ed2
Katherine Johnson (1918- )
Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson is an African-American mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. manned spaceflights.
Learn More: https://www.biography.com/people/katherine-g-johnson-101016
Marie Curie (1867-1934)
Marie Curie is famous for her work on radioactivity and twice a winner of the Nobel Prize. With Henri Becquerel and her husband, Pierre Curie, she was awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics. She was the sole winner of the 1911 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and she is the only woman to win the award in two different fields.
Learn More: https://www.biography.com/people/marie-curie-9263538