#WomenInSTEMWednesday: Mae Carol Jemison

Today is the birthday of this week's #WomenInSTEMWednesday: Mae Jemison! Jemison was the first African-American woman in space but was also so much more! She is a trained dancer, has a medical degree and started numerous companies. When Jemison was growing up, she was enamored with the Apollo missions but noticed that no one looked like … Continue reading #WomenInSTEMWednesday: Mae Carol Jemison

#WomenInSTEMWednesday: Marie Tharp

I missed last week's #WomenInSTEMWednesday since I was on vacation but I'm back and super excited about this week's: Marie Tharp! Many have never heard of her (including my husband who is obsessed with maps), but she changed how we see the ocean and even found evidence of continental drift before it was an accepted … Continue reading #WomenInSTEMWednesday: Marie Tharp

#WomenInSTEMWednesday: Ruth Benerito

This week’s #WomenInSTEMWednesday is credited with saving the cotton industry by creating wrinkle resistant fabric. Ruth Benerito discovered a method to attach organic chemicals to cotton fibers making them stain, flame, and wrinkle resistant. Ruth started working as a teacher after graduating college because jobs were scarce during the Great Depression. While teaching, she earned her master’s … Continue reading #WomenInSTEMWednesday: Ruth Benerito