#WomenInSTEMWednesday: Stephanie Kwolek

Kevlar has not only saved lives for our first responders and military personnel, it is also used in many everyday things. We can thank today’s#WomenInSTEM, American chemist Stephanie Kwolek for this. Kwolek grew up in Pennsylvania, the child of Polish immigrants. She developed a love of fabrics from her mother while also having an interest … Continue reading #WomenInSTEMWednesday: Stephanie Kwolek

#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