Science, technology, and engineering are women’s fields, yes, and these eight scientists show why. Look who they are!
The executive and IT professional is one of the founders of the Black Money movement, a project that encourages innovation among young black entrepreneurs. She is also one of the 100 most influential black people in the world under the age of 40.
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Computer Scientist is responsible for creating cloud computing and online storage that allows data and files to be stored on servers with internet access, such as Google Drive.
She was the first woman to graduate in the state of Paraná and also the first black engineer on a civil engineering course in Brazil. She was responsible for works at Usina Capivari-Cachoeira, the largest underground hydroelectric power plant in the South.
A US Navy mathematician and systems analyst invented the first compiler in the 1940s, and software translates instructions into computer-readable code. I also helped create COBOL, one of the first computer languages for identifying “bugs”.
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The Clarke Graphing Calculator, a tool that helps solve transmission line problems, was invented by the electrical engineer in the 1920s and is also the world’s first female electrical engineer.
The biomedical doctor was one of those responsible for mapping the genome of the coronavirus, after the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed in Brazil. It is also part of a project that is sequencing the Zika virus genome in the country.
A physics graduate, she is the first black female physician and a professor at the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA). It specializes in semiconductors – which enable the development of mobile technology – and works against racism and gender discrimination.
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She was the first American to discover a comet. She is also a pioneer in astronomy and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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“Hardcore beer fanatic. Falls down a lot. Professional coffee fan. Music ninja.”