Women in STEM

Women in STEM
  • Women in STEM: May 2021

    Women in STEM: May 2021 For the last four years, Shannon Towey has been a Systems Engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena California, where she works on web applications and data processing tools for the Mars 2020...

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  • Women in STEM: Gitanjali Rao

    Women in STEM: Gitanjali Rao In case you missed it, Time Magazine named 15-year-old Gitanjali Rao its Kid of the Year for 2020. She’s an amazing girl from Colorado who’s already making a difference in this world and a great...

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  • Women in STEM: Ashley Tolbert

    Women in STEM: Ashley Tolbert Ashley Tolbert is the Senior Security Engineer at Netflix and a Cyber Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Impressive, yes, but it’s her dedication to helping other women...

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  • Women in STEM: Andrea Ghez

    Women in STEM: Andrea Ghez This fall, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that Andrea Ghez had become the fourth woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physics. Along with Reinhard Genzel and Roger Penrose, she discovered a...

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  • Women in STEM: Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna

    Women in STEM: Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna On October 7, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna had won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for making significant advances in...

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  • Women in STEM – Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao

    Women in STEM – Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao We’re excited to feature two people in our monthly blog recognizing the incredible achievements of Women in STEM. Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao are the co-founders of BioCellection, a company...

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  • Women in STEM: Prof. Dr. Angela Schoellig

    Women in STEM: Prof. Dr. Angela Schoellig If you’re interested in cutting edge innovation in robotics, drones, and self-driving vehicles, then you should definitely check out Prof. Dr. Angela Schoellig. She’s in charge of the Dynamic Systems Lab at...

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  • Women in STEM: Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen

    Women in STEM: Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen is known as a technologist — a student, professor, engineer, and entrepreneur, whose latest venture used something as simple as a red laser pointer to build a $100...

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  • Women in STEM: Bonnie Ross

    Women in STEM: Bonnie Ross Last year, Bonnie Ross became just the twenty-third person to be inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences’ Hall of Fame. And, it’s easy to see why! Bonnie is the Corporate Vice...

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  • Women in STEM: Rana el Kaliouby

    Women in STEM: Rana el Kaliouby Scientist Rana el Kaliouby has just released her first book, Girl Decoded, her compelling memoir following her journey from Egypt to America in a quest to reclaim our humanity by bringing emotional intelligence...

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  • Women in STEM: Daphne Koller

    Women in STEM: Daphne Koller In 1986, at just 18-years-old, Daphne Koller earned her Masters of Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and she was on her way. . . It’s that kind of drive and passion for...

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  • Women in STEM: Carol Reiley

    Women in STEM: Carol Reiley When we were looking for the next candidate in our series exploring women in the sciences, the search was practically over before it started. First of all, Carol Reiley is multi-talented, extending her influence...

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  • Women in STEM: Joy Buolamwini

    Women in STEM: Joy Buolamwini Joy Buolamwini is a digital activist, championing social issues in the medium that she believes will best shine a light on her message. Whether she’s promoting human rights through technology as the founder of...

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  • Barbara Liskov: A Pioneer in Modern Code Writing

    Barbara Liskov: A Pioneer In Modern Code Writing In 2008, renowned computer scientist Barbara Liskov won the prestigious Turing Award, an award often referred to as the Nobel Prize of computing, and in 2012 she was inducted into the...

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  • Irene Greif: Pioneer in Computer-Supported Cooperative Work

    Irene Greif: Pioneer in Computer-Supported Cooperative Work Have you ever collaborated on a group project at work or school? Maybe you’ve used tools like Google Docs to share text or Skype to hold a conference call.  In various ways,...

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  • Deborah Estrin: Small Data Expert and Co-Founder of Open mHealth

    Deborah Estrin: Small Data Expert and Co-Founder of Open mHealth How many times have you gone to the doctor’s office and been asked, ‘How are you doing?’ or ‘How were you feeling this week?’ Unless you keep a detailed...

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  • Helen Greiner: AI Expert and Co-Founder of iRobot

    Helen Greiner: AI Expert and Co-Founder of iRobot Have you ever wondered what artificial intelligence (AI) is, or how it can help people? Helen Greiner, co-founder of iRobot, the company that made the Roomba and the PackBot, could tell...

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  • Genevieve Bell: Humanizing Technology

    Genevieve Bell: Humanizing Technology Dr. Genevieve Bell, an Australian-born anthropologist, has been an advocate for user-centered technology design at Intel and currently shapes conversations about artificial intelligence (AI) as the founder and director of the 3A Institute at The...

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  • Mary Lou Jepsen is on a Quest to Improve Imaging Technology

    Mary Lou Jepsen is on a Quest to Improve Imaging Technology “What I try to do is make things that everybody knows are utterly, completely impossible—I try to make them possible.” – Mary Lou Jepsen Have you ever had...

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  • Sharmila Bhattacharya Helps Make Human Spaceflight Possible!

    Sharmila Bhattacharya: Powering Human Spaceflight with Bioscience! “‘You can be absolutely anything you want to be. You can be President of the country if that’s what you want to be.’ I realize how important it was for me to hear those words as an...

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  • Christina Deoja Engineers with Creativity at NASA!

    Christina Deoja Engineers with Creativity at NASA! “I have always believed that a good engineer is a creative engineer.” At Tynker, we believe in inspiring the next generation of innovators, scientists, and makers. This month, with Mother’s Day coming...

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  • Mitchell Baker: Why the Humanities are Crucial for Technology

    Mitchell Baker: Why the Humanities are Crucial for Technology “The idea that science, technology and mathematics are enough to build a world forgets the importance of the humanities.” –Mitchell Baker Ever wondered whether the humanities–subjects like law, philosophy, psychology,...

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  • Celebrate Women in STEM for International Women’s Day

    Celebrate Women in STEM for International Women’s Day March 8 is International Women’s Day–a day to celebrate the women in our lives and society who are making a difference! Women have helped land humankind on the moon, develop programming...

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  • Kimberly Bryant: Agent for Change Bringing Diversity to the Tech Industry!

    Kimberly Bryant: Agent for Change Bringing Diversity to the Tech Industry! “I definitely experienced bias throughout my college career. I was just determined that I would make it through there, no matter what.” Kimberly Bryant is an electrical engineer...

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  • Evelyn Berezin, Inspiring 1960s Startup Founder!

    Evelyn Berezin, Inspiring 1960s Startup Founder! Evelyn Berezin was an American computer designer who started her own tech company in an era when female corporate leaders–especially in the tech industry–were relatively unheard of. Her company designed and distributed the...

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  • Jean Sammet, Programming Language Pioneer!

    Jean Sammet, Programming Language Pioneer! Jean E. Sammet, who entered the 1950s world of computers from a mathematics background, led the development of FORMAC (FORmula MAnipulation Compiler), the first commonly used programming language for manipulating non-numeric algebraic expressions. With...

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  • Margaret Hamilton, Lead Software Engineer for NASA’s Apollo 11 Mission

    Margaret Hamilton, Lead Software Engineer for NASA’s Apollo 11 Mission “There was no choice but to be pioneers.” That’s what Margaret Hamilton has to say about her experience engineering software for NASA at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in...

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  • Sister Mary Kenneth Keller: The First Woman (and Nun!) to Earn a CS PhD

    As the first woman to earn a PhD in Computer Science, Sister Mary Kenneth Keller paved the way for thousands of women to pursue CS degrees!

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  • Annie Easley: A Lifetime of Shooting for the Stars

    Without Annie Easley, hybrid vehicles (or spaceflight as we know it) might not exist!

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  • Hedy Lamarr: Brains Before Beauty

    Most of us don’t go a day without using Wi-Fi, GPS, or Bluetooth – but chances are you didn’t realize that Hedy Lamarr, best known for her 1940s film career, was the woman behind it all.

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  • Leveling the Playing Field with Video Game Pioneer Carol Shaw

    Many of us grew up playing video games, but how often do we think about the people who make them?

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  • Taking Moonshot Initiatives with Mae Jemison

    Imagine a life without modern medicine, a road trip without the voice of a GPS, or a day without using a cellphone. Such would be the world we’d live in without space exploration and without the work of Dr….

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  • The ENIAC Programmers: ‘Refrigerator Ladies’ No More

    When historians first found photos of the women who coded instructions for ENIAC, the first all-electronic digital computer, they mistook them for “Refrigerator Ladies” – models posing in front of the machines.

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  • Radia Perlman

    Radia Perlman: A Pioneer Many Times Over

    It takes a brilliant mind to pioneer an algorithm crucial to the functionality of the internet – and lots of determination to put in hours many years later to replace it!

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  • Frances Allen: Fusing Passions into a Career

    When coding, you probably don’t think about the code behind the code – but that’s exactly what Frances “Fran” Allen spent her life doing.

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  • The Art of Maryam Mirzakhani’s Mathematics

    When we think of math, most of us don’t immediately draw a connection to painting. But to mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani’s daughter, that’s just how her mother’s work looked – like “painting.”

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  • How Janese Swanson Brought Tech Toys to Girls

    It’s 2017, and we now know that gender-neutral toys empower kids and support cognitive development – but it wasn’t always the case that toys were marketed to all kids.

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  • Dorothy Vaughan: A Story of Mathematics, Determination, and Intuition

    Without programming, space travel simply wouldn’t be possible. What many people don’t know is that women were some of the first computer programmers!

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