Women in Science

Women in science inspire me, I don’t know about you but I hope so. After reading The Lady Astronomer by Katy O’Dowd which was inspired by a real astronomer it got me to thinking about all the other women in science. So I’ve created this new section to write about the women in science who broke barriers and changed the world.


Patricia Bath is an American ophthalmologist who invented the Laserphaco Probe to treat cataracts.

Caroline E Furness is an American astronomer who wrote “Introduction to the Study of Variable Stars” (1915)

Maria Mitchell is the first female American astronomer

Maria Watson Whitney made the Vassar College program in astronomy the finest in the country

Flossie Wong-Staal is a Chinese-American scientist that discovered HIV as the cause of AIDS and created the first genetic map for HIV.



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