Women In STEAM Fields

Wanda Austin

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Aerospace Engineer and Interim President of the University of Southern California. She is the co-founder of MakingSpace, Inc, a systems engineering and leadership development consultant and motivational speaker. She was formerly CEO of the Aerospace Corporation, a leading architect for the nation’s national security space programs. More…

Wang Yaping

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Military Pilot and Astronaut who was the second female astronaut to be named by the China National Space Administration and the second Chinese woman in space. More…

Whitney Wolfe

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Tech Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of dating app Bumble that gives women more control than traditional dating apps, and a co-founder of dating app Tinder.  More…

Williamina Fleming

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Astronomer who helped develop a common designation system for stars and cataloged thousands of stars and other astronomical phenomena. Among her achievements is her discovery of the Horsehead Nebula in 1888. Fleming is also credited with the discovery of the first white dwarf star. More…

Yuchen Zhang

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Fashion Tech Designer, Entrepreneur, and Educator. Her company, WearableMedia, incorporates technology with fashion working using data sets, social media APIs, augmented reality, and sensors to elevate fashion products as an interactive media. More…

           

Yvonne Brill

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Rocket Scientist and Inventor who pioneered the electrothermal hydrazine thruster, a more fuel-efficient rocket thruster designed to keep communications satellites from slipping out of orbit. She was also involved in developing the Nova rockets that were used in American Moon missions, the first weather satellite, the first upper-atmosphere satellite and the Mars Observer satellite. More…

Yvonne Cagle

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NASA Astronaut, Physician and retired US Air Force Colonel. Her work is focused on preserving historic NASA space legacy data while, simultaneously, galvanizing NASA’s initiatives in global mapping, sustainable energies, green initiatives, and disaster preparedness. More…

Zaha Haddid

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Architect whose pioneering vision redefined architecture for the 21st Century. She was the first woman to win the Pritzker Architectural prize. Her major works include the aquatic centre for the London 2012 Olympics, Michigan State University's Broad Art Museum in the US, the MAXXI Museum in Rome, the Guangzhou Opera House and the Beijing Daxing International Airport in China. More…

Sylvia Heisel

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Creator of the Names Dress, Fashion Designer, Head of Heisel Design Lab and creative technologist working with new materials, manufacturing and physical computing for fashion and wearables.  She is an expert in 3D printing, new technologies for sustainable apparel, design for smart wearables and new materials and manufacturing applications for fashion. More…

Sybilla Righton Masters

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Inventor who was the first person residing in the American colonies to be given an English patent, and possibly the first known female Caucasian machinery inventor in America. Her first patent was for a corn mill in 1715 in her husband's name, as women were not allowed to have their own patents. Her second patent was for a new process of making hats and bonnets using straw and palmetto leaves. The process was used to create many other woven goods as well, such as baskets, matting and furniture coverings. More…

Suzanne Lee

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Fashion Designer working on fashion and future technologies. She is a Senior Research Fellow at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, the Director of The BioCouture Research Project, and Chief Creative Officer at Modern Meadow. Her recent project, BioCouture, looks at ecological and sustainability issues surrounding fashion. She is working with scientists to engineer optimized organisms for growing future consumer products. She uses microbial cellulose (composed of millions of tiny bacteria grown in bathtubs of sweet green tea) to produce clothing and potentially grow a dress in a vat of liquid. More…

Suzanne Ciani

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Musician, sound designer, composer, and record label executive who found early success in the 1970s with her innovative electronic music and sound effects for films and television commercials. Her career has included works with quadraphonic sound. She has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album five times. More…

Susan Landau

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Mathematician, Engineer, Cybersecurity Policy Expert, and Professor in Cybersecurity and Policy at Tufts University. She works at the intersection of cyber security, national security, law, and policy and her research work includes cyber security policy, communications surveillance and privacy. More…

Susan Helms

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Former NASA Astronaut and Lietenant General in the Air Force who was a crew member on five Space Shuttle missions and was a resident of the International Space Station (ISS) for over five months. While participating in ISS Expedition 2, she and Jim Voss conducted an 8-hour and 56 minute spacewalk, the world record. More…

Susan Silas

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Artist and Writer who created her recent work, Aging Venus, using high performance 3D scanning and a precision anthropomorphic robot. More…

Susan Kare

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Artist, Graphic Designer and Pixel Art Pioneer who created many of the interface elements, icons and typefaces for the Apple computers, including the Chicago typeface, the Geneva typeface, the Happy Mac icon and the Command key symbol on Apple keyboards. More…

Sun-Yung Alice Chang

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Mathematician specializing in aspects of mathematical analysis ranging from harmonic analysis and partial differential equations to differential geometry. She is focused on conformal geometry, a branch of mathematics in geometric partial differential equations and is developing new techniques involving higher-order conformal invariants to understand the conformal structure of manifolds. More…

Sue Black

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Computer Scientist, Professor, Technology Evangelist and Digital Skills Expert. She is a Professor of Computer Science and Durham University, an Honorary Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University College London and a Senior Research Associate at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. A champion for women in computing, she founded BCSWomen, the UK’s first online network for women in tech, and #techmums, a social enterprise which empowers mums and their families through technology. More…

Stephanie Dinkins

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Transdisciplinary artist who creates platforms for dialog about artificial intelligence as it intersects race, gender, and our future histories. More…

 

Stephanie Zopf

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Chemical Engineer working in materials science, textiles, electronics and the process of transforming novel material affordances into new wearable product designs. More…