In 1976, Elaine Smith founded Therapy Dogs International—the world’s first organization for testing and certifying dogs to visit hospitals.
Why Chemist Gertrude Elion Fought for Science Education
Gertrude Elion fought for her place in the lab to treat leukemia, AIDS, and herpes.
The Key to Combatting Anxiety in Adults? Start With Children
Anxious kids turn into anxious adults. Behavioral neuroscientist Dr. Jee Hyun Kim explains how treating early fear-based anxiety in children can change that.
The Woman Behind the Science of Too Many Choices
Sheena Iyengar’s famous “jam study” found that when we are faced with too many choices, we become paralyzed and are unable to make a decision at all, challenging the social construct that more options are better for the consumer.
Pan American Feminist Bertha Lutz
Born in Sao Paulo in 1894, Bertha Lutz was a leader in both the Pan American feminist and human rights movements. Though she studied the natural sciences and zoology…
Nobel Prize Winner Elizabeth Blackburn’s Research on Slowing Down Aging
Molecular biologist and University of California, San Francisco professor Elizabeth Blackburn’s groundbreaking study of cell division shed light on the aging process, and earned her a Nobel Prize in 2009.
NASA, Numbers and Broken Barriers
Katherine Johnson’s mathematical genius helped her defy racial and gender barriers and NASA.
How Women Are Fixing STEM’s Leaky Pipeline
STEM-oriented professions are experiencing significant growth, but is gender still a problem?