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  • Edna Schenkein (1914 - 1963)
    Competitive swimmer and taught swimming at a camp for Hebrew Orphans, worked as a bacteriologist at NYC Dept of Health and participated in research on central nervous system diseases of primates. Later...
  • Mary Alice Bunting (1910 - 1998)
    Mary Ingraham Bunting (July 10, 1910 - January 21, 1998) was an influential American college president; Time profiled her as the magazine's November 3, 1961, cover story. She became Radcliffe College...
  • Carolyn Wren (1957 - 2006)
    Carolyn Wren, age 49, died Thursday, June 1, 2006, at her home near Grangeville from complications due to ovar-ian cancer. Carolyn was born Jan. 2, 1957, to John and Susan Stuivenga DeHaas in Grangev...
  • Rosalind Elsie Franklin (1920 - 1958)
    Rosalind Franklin, in full Rosalind Elsie Franklin (born July 25, 1920, London, Eng.—died April 16, 1958, London), British scientist who contributed to the discovery of the molecular structure...
  • Jane Ellen "Holly" Watts (Hollingsworth) (1931 - 2015)
    Jane Hollingsworth "Holly" Watts, 83, a lifelong resident of Knoxville, pioneer cytotechnologist at University of Tennessee Medical Center, and beloved wife and mother died peacefully on Saturday March...

Women in Science trough the years

Women have made contributions to science from the earliest times. Historians with an interest in gender and science have illuminated the scientific endeavors and accomplishments of women, the barriers they have faced, and the strategies implemented to have their work peer-reviewed and accepted. The historical, critical and sociological study of these issues has become an academic discipline in its own right.

In ancient history:

Medieval Europe

Scientific Revolution

(16th, 17th centuries)

Born 1700 to 1800

Born 1800 to 1900

Born 1900 to 2000

Nobel prize

The Nobel Prize in Physics

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

  • 2009 – Elizabeth H. Blackburn
  • 2009 – Carol W. Greider
  • 2008 – Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
  • 2004 – Linda B. Buck
  • 1995 – Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard
  • 1988 – Gertrude B. Elion
  • 1986 – Rita Levi-Montalcini
  • 1983 – Barbara McClintock
  • 1977 – Rosalyn Yalow
  • 1947 – Gerty Cori

Turing Award

recognized as the "highest distinction in Computer science" and "Nobel Prize of computing".