March is Women's History Month in the United States, so get ready for a history lesson.
On the following pages and links below, you'll find a list of 12 women who have made significant contributions to engineering, science, technology, and mathematics. Many reading this will know some of the women named here, maybe even all, but many reading this will know none.
These women are mothers of innovation and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) exploration, whose work has influenced the course of humanity and who have pioneered new fields like Tesla, Moore, and other engineers, whom history also often forgets.
Click through and be sure to add your own women engineers and scientists of note in the comments field.
- Grace Murray Hopper: Mother of COBOL
- Betty Holberton: From ENIAC to minicomputers
- Ada Lovelace: First computer programmer
- Katherine Johnson: NASA "computers in skirts"
- Margaret Hamilton: Apollo 11 savior
- Jocelyn Bell Burnell: Radio pulsars
- Lise Meitner: Nuclear fission
- Emmy Noether: Noether's theorem
- Henrietta Swan Leavitt: Galaxy distance
- Hedy Lamar: Wireless pioneer
- Vera Rubin: Cluster galaxies
- Valentina Tereshkova: First woman in space