Women in science
TED Fellows: Read about the 12 amazing women scientists shown here!
Women in the news:
Keiko Torii, professor of biology at the University of Washington (UW), chief editor of The Arabidopsis Book, wins the Japanese Saruhashi prize, for a female scientist in the natural sciences for her work in the mechanism of cell–cell communication and stomatal development in plants. Read more.
While women are generally underrepresented in the sciences, women are well-represented in our project at all levels. Read how some of our women team members got into the field of science:
Principal Investigators: Sherry Flint-Garcia, Theresa Fulton, Sharon Mitchell
Postdoctoral Associates: Yinping Jiao, Ginnie Morrison, Christy Gault, Tiffany Jamann
Graduate students: Kelly Swarts, Anna Selby, Alessandra York, Michelle Stitzer, Shang Xue
Staff: Sara Miller, Anne Lorant, Lynn Johnson, Cinta Romay, Kate Guill, Susan Melia-Hancock
Barbara McClintock is one of the most famous women scientists, and a pioneer in maize genetics.
Read more about Barbara McClintock, at Wikipedia, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Famous Scientists, or her National Library of Medicine profile.
Other Resources about Women in Science:
10 Women scientists you should follow on Twitter
Smithsonian's Ten Historic Female Scientists You Should Know
Wikipedia's Women in Science
Other important women in science:
Mae Jemison, physician and astronaut
Grace Hopper, computer scientist and U.S. Navy admiral
Chien-Shiung Wu, experimental physicist
Marie Curie, physicist
Vera Rubin, astronomer
Rosalind Franklin, chemist