#WomenInSTEMWednesday: Elizabeth Blackwell

We've made it to another Wednesday which means another #WomenInSTEMWednesday for us to dig into. This week's woman is Elizabeth Blackwell - the first woman in America to receive a medical degree. Blackwell was accepted into medical school as a joke, but she showed up anyways blazing a trail for other women. She wasn't originally … Continue reading #WomenInSTEMWednesday: Elizabeth Blackwell

#WomenInSTEMWednesday: Jane Cooke Wright

I know if it has been quite some time since I've done a #WomenInSTEMWednesday, but that isn't going to stop me from picking it back up. This week's #WomenInSTEM is a lady that some nicknamed "the mother of chemotherapy", Jane Cooke Wright. For Wright, being a doctor was in her blood. Her grandfather graduated from Yale … Continue reading #WomenInSTEMWednesday: Jane Cooke Wright

#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