TU YOUYOU A.K.A. “A WOMAN OF TWO WORLDS”

Another day of our #WomenInSTEM week is here!
Siobhan Paul
Siobhan Paul
Director, Global Marketing

“Every scientist dreams of doing something that can help the world.” –Tu YouYou Tu Youyou was fortunate to grow up in a household that valued education and made it a high priority for all their children. This educational background throughout primary and secondary school allowed Tu to follow her interest in pharmacology. Driven by curiosity …

KATHERINE JOHNSON A.K.A. “COMPUTER”

Celebrating International Day for Women and Girls in Science with a daily spotlight on #WomenInSTEM
Siobhan Paul
Siobhan Paul
Director, Global Marketing

This year celebrates the 4th annual event which began with the goal of shaping young minds to see past gender and to provide an opportunity for all. At DigitalEd, today kicks off a week-long celebration as we spotlight some of the amazing women who have made significant contributions, to not only the world of science, …

GRACE HOPPER A.K.A. “AMAZING GRACE”

Celebrating International Day for Women and Girls in Science with a daily spotlight on #WomenInSTEM
Siobhan Paul
Siobhan Paul
Director, Global Marketing

Day #3 of our #WomenInSTEM is here, and today spotlights another famous woman who has made significant contributions to her field in STEM. A woman close to our own hearts at DigitalEd, Grace Hopper was a pioneer in computer programming and software development. “A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are …

MARY ANNING A.K.A. “COLLECTING FORCE OF PALEONTOLOGY”

Celebrating International Day for Women and Girls in Science with a daily spotlight on #WomenInSTEM
Siobhan Paul
Siobhan Paul
Director, Global Marketing

If you haven’t had a chance to read our Day #1 feature, Katherine G. Johnson, check it out. “Mary Anning [is] probably the most important unsung (or inadequately sung) collecting force in the history of paleontology.” – Stephen Jay Gould Born into a home with little money, on the coast now known as “Jurassic Coast” in …

ELIZABETH BLACKWELL A.K.A. “MEDICAL PIONEER”

It's the 5th and final day of our #WomenInSTEM week, and some might say we've saved the best for last!
Siobhan Paul
Siobhan Paul
Director, Global Marketing

Women were not always widely accepted in the medical field, leaving licensed physicians in America as a male-only arena. That is of course until our feature today made the decision to pursue an M.D. degree. “It is not easy to be a pioneer – but oh, it is fascinating!” – Elizabeth Blackwell Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell …