Role Models

Each of these wonderful women is passionate about what they do and have worked tirelessly for many great achievements. They tell a story of adversity and overcoming challenges in their male-dominated fields. Enjoy reading about their successes and be empowered to be a strong member of the STEM community as well.

 

 

 

On September 12th, 1992, aboard the Endeavor, Mae C. Jemison became the first African-American woman in space. On the shuttle, she was the science mission specialist and conducted experiments on weightlessness and motion sickness. 

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Rosalind Franllin's diligent work ethic drove her to create the best photo of DNA which led to key insights on the double helix structure. 

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Born in New York City, Jane Cooke Write's father was one of the first African-Americans to graduate from Harvard Medical School. Following in her father's footsteps, Jane attended Smith College where she studied medicine. She then went full ride to New York Medical School to receive her M.D.

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Sau Lan Wu's leadership and research have led to the discovery of several quantum particles. Through her work at CERN, she was even a part of the international effort to discover the Higgs boson particle. 

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