Women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

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Learn about some of the women who have made an impact in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Use these biographies and related activities to educate students about the ingenuity and contributions of women, and encourage an interest in STEM careers.

Students will read about women inventors, scientists, nurses, doctors, medical researchers, pilots, and astronauts who advanced their respective fields. Many of these women broke through barriers of gender and race in pursuit of their dreams, goals, and interests.

Women Inventors

These women made significant improvements and innovations in agriculture, personal care, office products, machinery, and the home.

Women in Science

From anthropology to radioactivity, learn about the work of women scientists whose inventions, discoveries, and ideas have revolutionized their fields.

Women in Aviation

These women saw their dreams take flight as they took to the skies in private planes and fighter jets.

Women in Space

Learn about women astronauts and their role in the U.S. space program.

Women in Medicine

Learn about the achievements and discoveries of women in nursing, pediatrics, genetics, physiology, and medical research.


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