Women In STEAM Fields

Dawn Wright

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Geographer, Oceanographer, Professor at Oregon State University and Chief Scientist of the Environmental Systems Research Institute. She is a leading authority in the application of geographic information system (GIS) technology to the field of ocean and coastal science, and played a key role in creating the first GIS data model for the oceans. She was also the first African-American female to dive to the ocean floor in the deep submersible ALVIN. More…