#WomenInSTEMWednesday: Ellen Ochoa

Bringing this week's #WomenInSTEMWednesday a tad closer to home. Dr. Ellen Ochoa has one ofUnion Public Schools - Tulsa, OK named after her. She is the first Hispanic female astronaut and the second female director for Johnson Space Center. Before she became an astronaut, Ochoa was a researcher at the Energy Department’s Sandia National Lab and the NASA … Continue reading #WomenInSTEMWednesday: Ellen Ochoa

#WomenInSTEMWednesday: Helen Taussig

  This week's #WomeninSTEM transformed what was once considered a "dead-end specialty" - pediatric cardiology. Helen Taussig is considered the founder of pediatric cardiology. At the time of her entering the field, physicians were able to diagnose heart defects but weren't able to really treat them, especially in children. Taussig wanted that changed. She spent more than … Continue reading #WomenInSTEMWednesday: Helen Taussig

#WomenInSTEMWednesday: Virginia Apgar

Whether she was carrying around pieces needed for an emergency tracheotomy or educating people on birth defects prevention, this week’s #WomenInSTEM was a BOSS! Virginia Apgar is one of the earliest doctors to pick up anesthesiology and would eventually develop a score to check a newborn’s health. When Apgar began her internship at Columbia University, she was … Continue reading #WomenInSTEMWednesday: Virginia Apgar

#WomenInSTEMWednesday: Evelyn Boyd Granville

This week’s #WomenInSTEM is an all-around boss! Dr. Evelyn Boyd Granville was the second African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics in America. She worked for the National Bureau of Standards developing missile fuses before going to work for IBM. While at IBM, Granville designed some computer software that analyzed the satellite orbits for Project Mercury. … Continue reading #WomenInSTEMWednesday: Evelyn Boyd Granville