Past and Current Photos of Kickass STEM Women

These amazing women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are subverting societal expectations all over the place.

Countries around the world are trying to encourage women to look into careers in STEM fields (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). These women are ahead of the game.

National Bureau of Standards (NBS) mathematician and computer expert Ida Rhodes demonstrates her pioneering work in computer translation of languages. Rhodes was among the first to realize the importance of parsing sentences and separating the roots of words from their prefixes and suffixes as initial steps in the process of computer translation.

National Bureau of Standards (NBS) mathematician and computer expert Ida Rhodes flaunts her stuff at IBM.


U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Debra Flowers uses a crimper to fabricate a cable in Japan.

American chemist Jane Stafford worked at the National Institutes of Health and the American Medical Association.

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Israeli crystallographer Ida Yonath was the first Israeli woman to win a Nobel Prize

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Terri Attwood researches bioinformatics at the University of Manchester.

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Dame Kathleen Mary Ollerenshaw, who was also a mathematician and advisor to Margaret Thatcher.

Melba Roy heads the group of NASA mathematicians, known as "computers," who track the Echo satellites. Roy's computations help produce the orbital element timetables by which millions can view the satellite from Earth as it passes overhead. She went on to become Program Production Section Chief at Goddard Space Flight Center.

Melba Roy, who was a NASA mathematician, eventually became Program Production Section Chief at Goddard Space Flight Center.

Pilot, engineer, and overall badass Dora Dougherty Strother tells some men what’s up.

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Engineers work on a plane in Nigeria.

NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg on the International Space Station.

Chien-shiung Wu was an experimental physicist who notably worked on the Manhattan Project.

Mary Baltz was the first soil scientist deployed to the field for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service.

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