|Abner Peeler is credited with the invention of the first airbrush.||Alan Turing laid the theoretical groundwork for the first computer.||Albert Einstein|
believed in the
|Alexander Borodin was an accomplished chemist, composer and staunch advocate of women's rights.|
|Alexander Graham Bell|
was the inventor of the telephone.
|Ameen Abdulrasool is a young inventor who developed a portable navigation system for the blind.||Amy Charkowski works|
on the front lines of protecting Earth's
|Andrea Mia Ghez is an astrophysicist best known for her discoveries about the black hole at the center of our galaxy.|
|Ariel Ruiz i Altaba|
Scientist - Photographer combines art and science to research how cells are generated and formed.
Just Do It is a medical doctor who has devoted herself to studying diseases that affect muscle control.
|Augusta Ada Byron developed the world's first computer program while struggling with her own personal hardships.||Babak Darvish, MD inspires his patients and coworkers with his upbeat attitude and determination to find a cure for a disabling genetic disease.|
was one of the first women geneticists, and a Nobel laureate.
is the chief of neurosurgery
at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.
|Benjamin Franklin was an inventor, diplomat, writer, and a huge influence on American history.||Benjamin Franklin was an inventor, civic leader and founding father of the U.S.|
|Bernard Fantus created the world's first blood bank.||Beth Rickard|
Environmentalist is an advocate of solar as the energy of the future.
"Neptune's Medicine Chest" is a pioneer in the hunt for medicines from the ocean to treat cancer and other diseases.
helped start a scholars program to inspire students to pursue careers in aerospace and engineering.
|Charles Darwin is the father of modern biology.||Chiaki Mukai is the first female Japanese astronaut.||Christiane Nusslein-Volhard is a Nobel Prize winner and pioneer genetic researcher.||Claudia Gerwin:|
Keeping the Neurons Firing researches how nerve cells relay messages to each other.
|Clifford V. Johnson is a string theorist who studies the makeup of the smallest particles of the universe.||Connie Samaras has created media archives for deep space voyages.||Courtney Schumacher is an atmospheric scientist and educator committed to mentoring young women interested in science.||Cristina Diaz:|
Biologist studies intertidal and tropical sponges.
and Geeta Vaidyanathan show remote villagers how to turn native materials into fuel for water and electricity.
|Dame Cicely Saunders founded the modern hospice to provide compassionate, holistic care to the dying.||DAREnet provides open access to Dutch academic research information and findings.||Darlene Ketten studies stranded whales and dolphins.|
|Debbye Turner became Miss America and pursued her dream to become a veterinarian.||Dilfuza Egamberdiyeva|
Environmental Microbiologist cares for the Earth's soil, researching ways to produce microbes to control plant diseases.
|Dr Deepak Acharya is a scientist devoted to protecting India's endangered Patalkot Forest.||Dr. Alexander Langmuir Langmuir's work in epidemiology has saved millions of lives.|
|Dr. Barbara Ross Lee became the first African American woman dean of a US medical school.||Dr. Caldicott has|
been a lifelong
|Dr. Carolyn Mazure founded the Yale Women's Health Program and is a forceful figure in the women's health movement.||Dr. Edward Holland|
Ophthalmologist transplants corneal stem cells to help give people their sight back.
|Dr. Edward Jenner discovered the vaccine.||Dr. Elizabeth Kalko|
and the Jason Project studies bats in the Panamanian rainforest.
|Dr. Elvia Niebla|
Soil Scientist is dedicated to soil conservation.
|Dr. Farouk El-Baz|
is an Egyptian space scientist and geologist.
|Dr. France Cordova|
is a renowned
has broken gender
and cultural barriers.
|Dr. Gloria WilderBrathwaite was inspired to provide health care to the poor in the innner city.||Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy|
cares for the eyes
of millions of
people in India.
|Dr. Ines Cifuentes|
Seismologist works to improve science programs for students in Washington, DC.
|Dr. Karen Plaut has been a pioneer in animal science research.||Dr. Kay Jamison is both an expert on, and a sufferer of, Bipolar Disorder.||Dr. Kristi Curry-Rogers is an accomplished paleontologist who travels the globe in search of dinosaur digs.||Dr. Madan Kataria has started a revolution of joy and laughter that is spreading around the world.|
|Dr. Michael DeBakey is the father of modern open-heart surgery.||Dr. Patch Adams|
gives the practice
of medicine a
|Dr. Richard Murphy|
Marine Biologist educates others about the sea and ways to protect the oceans for the future.
|Dr. Robert Ballard|
and the JASON project bring scientific exploration to children around the world.
|Dr. Rosalie Bertell|
Anti-Nuclear Nun is a renowned scientist, eco-feminist and peace activist.
|Dr. Sara W. Lazar|
Neuroscientist - Meditator researches the effects of meditation on the brain.
|Dr. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh is a scientist dedicated to the study and conservation of bonobos.||Dr. Susan Love is committed to women's health issues.|
|Dr. Zeda Rosenberg is working to provide women with a way to protect themselves from contracting HIV/AIDS.||Elizabeth Blackwell became the first female doctor and opened the first medical school for women.||Enrico Fermi was one of the 20th century's greatest physicists.||Envirofit retrofits engines to reduce pollution and enhance energy efficiency in developing countries.|
|Erich Jarvis observes song birds and uses his training with molecular biology to learn about brain behavior.||F. Sherwood Rowland discovered the 'greenhouse effect.'||Fati Kirakoya:|
Women in Science Fellow is a researcher committed to helping find solutions to end the AIDS crisis.
|Frederick Banting was the co-discoverer of Insulin.|
|Friends of the Sea Lion rescue, treat, and release these mammals back into the ocean.||Gail Kaaialii:|
Biologist investigates the origins of life and helps others value all life forms.
|Galileo was the first to use a telescope to observe the stars and planets.||George Washington Carver is famous for experimenting with plants.|
|Gertrude B. Elion developed|
the AIDS drug, AZT.
|Gina Gallant is|
an inventor whose
|Grace Murray Hopper was a computer visionary and naval officer.||Guion S. Bluford, Jr.|
became the first African-American in space.
|Hazel Barton combines her passion for caving with researching microbes.||Hib Vaccine Team created an affordable, synthetic vaccine against the bacteria that can cause meningitis and pneumonia.||Irene Ayako Uchida helped find the link between radiation and birth defects.||Irene Curie was the second woman in history to win the Nobel Prize in science; the first woman was her mother, Marie.|
|Jack St. Clair Kilby invented|
developed a model of discovery called the Knowledge Web to connect information across space and time.
|Jane Mt. Pleasant|
is an agricultural scientist who looks to the past to meet today's farming needs.
|Jonas Salk discovered the polio vaccine.|
|Kathy Sullivan was the first American woman to walk in space.||Leon Lederman devotes much of his time and energy to improving science education in America.||Leonard Adleman improves|
lives with his work
in DNA technology.
|Leonardo da Vinci was an artist and a scientist ever curious of the world around him.|
|Leslie Thompson is a scientist devoted to finding a cure for Huntington's Disease.||Louis Pasteur 's discoveries advanced the practice of medicine.||Luz Maria Rodriguez-Fernandez conducts cancer research to help understand the disease process.||Madame Curie received the Nobel Prize for her discovery of Radium.|
dreamed of going to space since childhood.
|Magdalena Hurtado is an anthropologist who studies the Ache people of Paraguay.||Margaret Mead|
was a renowned anthropologist who thought in terms of 'the interconnection of all aspects of human life.'
|Marie Curie discovered radioactivity as an atomic property, opening the door to 20th century science.|
|Meenakshi Wadhwa studies meteorites and the processes involved in their formation.||Mohammed Bah Abba invented a refrigeration device that is not dependent on electricity.||Neil A. Armstrong|
was the first man to walk on the moon.
|Nikola Tesla was|
the father of
many modern inventions.
|Orville and Wilbur Wright were brothers determined to build a better flying machine.||Patrick Nagatani uses photography and colored lights to promote good health.||Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to treating people in the poorest nations in the world||Paul Munsen|
Solar Oven Man manufactures sun ovens, which harness the sun's rays to provide an environmentally safe source of energy.
|Paul Sipiera led an expedition into Antarctica to find meteorites for NASA.||Percy Julian was a groundbreaking African American chemist, inventor, and trailblazer.||Philo T. Farnsworth was the inventor of the television.||Ray Kurzweil is an inventor who uses technology to restore health.|
|Reef Ball Foundation restores damaged coral reef systems around the world.||Richard Feynman shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with Julian Schwinger and Shinichiro Tomonaga for their work in the field of quantum electrodynamics.||Robert Koch was an important medical researcher of the 19th century.||Rokhaya Gueye treats malaria and|
raises awareness about women's health issues in Senegal.
Center for the Improvement
of Working Conditions & Environment developed a new carpet loom that reduces child labor in Pakistan.
|Sandra Begay-Campbell is a Native American engineer who brings solar-powered energy to the Navajo reservation.||Shannon Hackett studies the genetic diversity and evolution in tropical birds.||Sir Alexander Fleming saved millions of lives with his discovery of penicillin.|
|Srinivasa Ramanujan made groundbreaking contributions to mathematics.||Stephanie Jenouvrier|
UNESCO-L'Oreal Women in Science Fellow is a population ecologist researching the effects of climate change on emperor penguins.
|Stephen Hawking is a renowned theoretical physicist who writes about 'black holes'.||Tania Ruiz is an astrophysicist committed to science education and helping women reach their goals.|
and Information on Gender) gives women a voice in their communities through access to communication technology.
|Therese Koutnik is an inspiration to her sister and a role model for girls who would like to become engineers.||Thomas Alva Edison holds the record for number of patents filed.||Thomas Alva Edison|
is considered one of the world's greatest inventors.
invented the World Wide Web.
Biomedical Engineer uses science and technology to maximize opportunities for people with disabilities.
|Tom Dibblee is a legendary geologic mapper.||Usha Varanasi is the first woman to lead a Fisheries Science Center.|
|Vint Cerf , Internet pioneer, passionately believes that all people should benefit from the information revolution.||Vladimir Kosma Zworykin is called|
'The Father of Television'.
|Wes Jackson was a professor who returned to the land to advance sustainable agriculture practices.||Wilson Bentley was the first person to photograph a single snowflake.|
|XIV Argonauts broadcasted their explorations of the Channel Islands.||Zohra Ben Lakhdar is a physicist from Africa who does research on atomic spectroscopy.|