Nicco’s list of notable female scientists

My lab recently went on a retreat, during which each lab member gave a presentation or led an activity on the topic of their choice (one colleague of mine led us in a ballet tutorial, another in a “choose your own adventure” Youtube video series). One presentation that I found particularly inspiring was simply a list of several female scientists and their important contributions to their fields. This is not the first time I have encountered such a list, but it is the first time that I was familiar with more than one or two of the names on it. I’m not particularly conversant in the names and deeds of my scientific forebears (a fact which I am working to remedy), so this has never surprised me. But this time I knew of 6 of the 13 of the scientists we talked about! That means I’ll be asking for seven biographies for my birthday this year… Continue reading