Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics


Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics


The "Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics" (STEM) collection highlights those women who dared in the fields of science, medicine, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It also highlights female intellectuals who were excluded from formal methods of education, but who advanced our collective knowledge of the aforementioned fields. Even in the 21st century, women are underrepresented in these fields. The women portrayed in this collection provide examples of excellence in STEM studies and inspire us to continue integrating these areas.

Collection Items

Elizabeth Blackwell
First woman to graduate from medical school in the US

Marie Curie
First female scientist to win a Nobel Prize

Martha Ballard
Late 18th c. midwife whose diary gives insight into this important field for women

Wangari Maathai
First African-American woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize

Jane Goodall
Leading authority on chimpanzees with ground-breaking discoveries, identifying similarities between man and chimpanzee.
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