Friday, October 10, 2008


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
power of
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
food supply.
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.
Audrey Penn:
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.
Barbara McClintock
was one of the first women geneticists, and a Nobel laureate.
Ben Carson
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
is an advocate of solar as the energy of the future.
Bill Fenical
"Neptune's Medicine Chest"
is a pioneer in the hunt for medicines from the ocean to treat cancer and other diseases.
Bonnie Dunbar
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:
studies intertidal and tropical sponges.
Ramani Sankaranarayanan
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
anti-nuclear activist.
Dr. Carolyn Mazure founded the Yale Women's Health Program and is a forceful figure in the women's health movement.Dr. Edward Holland
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
astrophysicist who
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
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
humorous twist.
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:
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
passion is
protecting the
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
the microchip.
James Burke
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.
Mae Jemison
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 worldPaul 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.
Saeed Awan
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.
Thais Corral:
(Communication, Education,
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.
Tim Berners-Lee
invented the World Wide Web.
Tom Chau
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.

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