women in STEM Tag

Margaret Elaine Heafield Hamilton Born: August 17, 1936 Paoli, Indiana Known For: Computer Scientist That Developed the On-Board Flight Software for NASA's Apollo Space Program  As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the US Moon Landing (July 20th this year) it's important to recognize the contribution of the women who worked...

Gerty Theresa Cori Born: August 15, 1896 Prague, Czech Republic Known For: Biochemist and Nobel Prize Winner For today's birthday blog, we're celebrating a world renowned chemist! Gerty Cori had to fight for equal recognition as her husband, especially since they worked on many projects together.Gerty moved to the...

Margherita Hack Born: June 12, 1922 Florence, Italy Known for: Astrophysicist and scientific disseminator.  Margherita Hack was known as the "Lady of the Stars" and spent her long career as an astronomer who focused on stellar spectroscopy and radio astronomy. Along with over 200 scientific papers to her name,...

Samantha Cristoforetti Born: April 26, 1977 Milan, Italy Known For: Italian Astronaut and 3rd European Woman in Space After completing several science degrees as an undergraduate, Cristoforetti began to tackle glass ceilings. With degrees in mechanical engineering and aeronautical sciences, she joined the Italian Air Force. While in this...

Hey all! Spring is definitely in the air here in Pittsburgh and I'm excited to share my 5 Friyays with you! There's been a lot of happenings since I last wrote some Friyays, so it's pretty much a mixed bag here. Let's dive on in! It...

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