Women Do Science, Too
Wrinkle-free cotton? A woman developed that. CRISPR? Also a woman. The creation of the first state-level water quality standards in the United States? You guessed it: a woman was behind that too. Although women have often faced barriers to participating in science—even sometimes seeing their contributions credited to men—science is definitely women’s work.
Women in Chemistry
Watch this TV show and companion film series celebrating eight extraordinary women in science.
The nanotechnology pioneer is the first woman and person of color to head MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering.
Women & Science Collection
Materials related to notable women scientists as well as images of women working in a variety of laboratory and industrial settings.
THE DISAPPEARING SPOON PODCAST
When American women bought Marie Curie a vital gram of the element.
Interview with Jennifer Doudna
Distillations talks to the biochemist about the discovery of CRISPR-Cas9, the tool’s promise, and dangers of its misuse.
In 1978 Mazumdar-Shaw started Biocon India in her garage and then built it into the multinational biotech firm it is today.
It’s Nothing New: Sexism in the Lab
Why the findings of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine are enlightening, even if they aren’t surprising.
Marie Maynard Daly
Overcoming the dual hurdles of racial and gender bias, Daly conducted important studies on cholesterol, sugars, and proteins.
Searching for Isabel Morgan
Reconsidering the fate of an overlooked polio fighter.