Women’s History Month: The Women Who Smashed Stereotypes in STEM

As part of our celebration of Women’s History Month, we will be running a series of articles about some of the many historical female scientists who have made their mark—and smashed stereotypes—with their inspiring and important contributions to science history.  

Click on the links to read each of our Women’s History Month scientists’ stories.


Eunice Foote

The Almost Forgotten “Mother of Climate Change”

American scientist, inventor, and women’s rights campaigner.

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Dorothy Vaughan

NASA’s “Human Computer” and First Black Female Supervisor

American mathematician and computer programmer, and first African-American to receive a promotion at NASA.

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Chien-Shiung Wu

The “First Lady of Physics”

Chinese-American particle and experimental physicist who made significant contributions to the field of nuclear physics and beta decay.

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Stephanie Kwolek

Inventor of Kevlar

Polish-American chemist, best known for inventing Kevlar.

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Grace Hopper

The Amazing Grace, “Mother of Computing”

American mathematician who wrote the first compiler and coined the term “de-bugging.”

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Read more about Twig Education’s commitment to access and equity for all students in our white paper, “A Mission to Increase Equity and Inclusion in STEM Education.”

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