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08/03 is the International Day of Women's Rights.
Some #fiercewomen did not have the rights we have today, but they went ahead & challenged the society by doing #science!
⤵️15 profiles of women from the card game by @cunterview fierce-women.net #WomensRights #STEM #IWD2019
Hypathia was a philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician, who lived in the 4th century BC in Alexandria. The first documented woman mathematician, she may have been the first "witch" to have been executed because of her intellectual endeavor. #WomenInSTEM bbvaopenmind.com/en/science/mat…
Maria Gaetana Agnesi was a mathematician, philosopher, theologian, and humanitarian, who lived in Milan in the 18th century.
She was the first woman to write a mathematics handbook and be appointed as a mathematics professor at a university! #WomenInSTEM scientificamerican.com/article/maria-…
Harriet Martineau was the 1st female sociologist, who lived in Britain in the 19th century. Insisting women’s lives should be studied in sociology, she also argued for women’s education, becoming medical doctors, and women's voting rights.
#WomeninScience martineausociety.co.uk/the-martineaus…
Ada Lovelace was a mathematician and writer, who lived in London in the 19th century. Encouraged by her mother to study science, she was fascinated by machines, and created a first computer program, thus becoming the first computer programmer.
#WomenInSTEM findingada.com/about/who-was-…
Clelia Duel Mosher was a physician, hygienist and women's health advocate in USA (1863 – 1940). She researched women's physical capacity, menstruation, and sex lives, and dismissed Victorian stereotypes about women.
#WomenInSTEM #InternationalWomansDay
Annie Jump Cannon was an astronomer in USA (1863 - 1941). In her 40+ year career, she classified 300.000 stellar bodies. She was the first woman to receive an honorary doctorate from a European university and from Oxford University
#WomenInSTEM #IWDay2019
Marie Curie was a physicist and chemist, who lived in Poland and France (1867 - 1934). She is the most celebrated woman scientist, first woman to win a Nobel prize and the only person to win two Nobel prizes, for her work in radioactivity.
#WomenInSTEM smithsonianmag.com/history/madame…
Maria Montessori was a physician and educator who lived in Italy & Netherlands (1870 - 1952). The first Italian woman to receive a medical degree, she's most famous for Montessori method that changed early childhood education in 20th century.
#WomenInSTEM kpbs.org/news/2014/jul/…
Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian actress and inventor, who lived across Europe & USA (1914 - 2000). She was the 1st woman to receive the invention reward, BULBIE Gnass Spirit of Achievement Award, for pioneering the basis of wireless communication.
#WomenInSTEM theguardian.com/film/2018/mar/…
Rosalind Franklin was an English chemist and X-ray crystallographer (1920 – 1958). She investigated molecular structure of viruses and made a crucial contribution to the discovery of the DNA structure, but received only posthumous recognition.
#WomenInSTEM sciencemag.org/careers/2018/0…
Stephanie Kwolek was an American chemist (1923 – 2014). She invented poly-paraphenylene terephthalamide - Kevlar - a super strong synthetic fibre. It is used in more than 200 products, including boats, plane, cables, and bullet-proof vests!
#WomenInSTEM rsc.org/diversity/175-…
Vera Rubin was an American astronomer (1928 – 2016). The 2nd woman astronomer in the National Academy of Science, she was overlooked for Nobel for her research on distant galaxies providing the first evidence of the existence of dark matter.
#WomenInSTEM bbvaopenmind.com/en/science/lea…
Valentina Tereshkova is a retired Russian cosmonaut, engineer, and politician, born in 1937. The first woman astronaut, she also became the first civilian to fly in space in 1963. Will she also be the first woman on Mars?
#WomenInSTEM #IWD2019 bbc.com/news/science-e…
Temple Grandin is an American professor of animal science, consultant on animal welfare, autism spokesperson, born in 1947. She revolutionized how animals are treated, & was one of the first adults to publicly disclose that she was autistic.
#WomenInSTEM source.colostate.edu/temple-grandin…
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