Articles (Women in Science)

The Magnificent Marie Curie
(Inventions and Innovations)

The name Marie Curie is synonymous with greatness, for the scientific discoveries she made, and the exemplary way she led her life.


Mona Bakr: The Voice of Nanotechnology in Egypt
(Inventions and Innovations)

Dr. Mona Bakr once said, “We do not create science; we discover it", and we can truly see that she lived by that motto.


Rachel Carson and the Silent Spring
(Inventions and Innovations)

Marine biologist Rachel Carson is one of the finest nature writers of the 20th c. who challenged that humans could obtain mastery over nature.

Samia Eltemtamy: An Egyptian Scientist and Pioneer of Human Genetics
(Inventions and Innovations)

Children suffering from severe cases attracted Prof. Samia's attention, and she realized that genetics is the key to solving these mysteries.


And Then She Changed the World
(Inventions and Innovations)

Women have played a great role with inventions that have helped further develop the world as we know it, a few of their inventions are presented.


Language and Women Empowerment
(Education, Business, and Society)

Women are subject to various forms of discrimination in several countries; this view is clearly reflected in the language we use in our daily life.


Egyptian Researcher Elham Fadaly
(Inventions and Innovations)

The name of Dr. Elham Fadaly has recently become popular in the scientific society, as a research paper she co-authored was published in the renowned Nature magazine. 


Elizabeth Blackwell: America’s First Female Doctor
(Inventions and Innovations)

Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to receive an MD degree from an American medical school in 1849.


Florence Nightingale: The Lady with the Lamp
(Inventions and Innovations)

Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, was born in 1820, to a wealthy family who expected her to make a good marriage and live a conventional upper-class woman’s life. Yet, she had another plan that ended up into a long-lasting celebrated legacy.


Margaret Ann Bulkley: The Victor/Victoria of Medicine
(Inventions and Innovations)

In the early 17th-century Britain, when no female students were admitted into medical schools, Margaret Ann Bulkley made history as the first female to graduate as a medical doctor from Edinburgh University and became the first British female surgeon, all while disguised as a man.


Margaret A. Liu: The Mother of DNA Vaccines
(Inventions and Innovations)

Nicknamed “The Mother of DNA Vaccines”, Liu is known for her work in developing DNA injections as a vaccine to combat viruses.


Women Physicians of Ancient Egypt
(Inventions and Innovations)

No wonder the Ancient Egyptian civilization, being one that allowed its female members to pursue their dreams, is recognized as one of the greatest on Earth.


Sally Ride: A Space Pioneer
(Inventions and Innovations)

We are all familiar with Neil Armstrong and Yuri Gagarin. However, few of us know about female astronauts, one of whom is Sally Ride, the first female to orbit the Earth.


Samira Moussa; the Unfulfilled Dream
(Inventions and Innovations)

We pay humble tribute to Samira Moussa; an outstanding woman and scientist who could have become the first Egyptian Nobel Laureate, had she lived long enough to receive that superior recognition.


Women Architects: Part Three
(Inventions and Innovations)

In 2016, three Muslim females received the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture in recognition of their outstanding work to enhance the life of Muslim communities around the world.


Women Architects: Part Two
(Inventions and Innovations)

Often referred to as the “Queen of the Curve”, Zaha Hadid was frequently described in the Press as the world’s top female architect.


Women Architects: Part One
(Inventions and Innovations)

Female architects have made a profound impact on architecture; they have succeeded in etching their names in the history of architecture.


A Big Screen Reveal of Big Heroes: Temple Grandin
(Inventions and Innovations)

The media plays a role in sheding light on the lives of scientists and show people what they endured for the sake of their comfort.

She Against the World: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
(Inventions and Innovations)

A Pediatric Public Health Initiative was announced in 2016 to address the Flint community’s population lead exposure, thanks to Dr. Mona Attisha.


Why We Need More Arab Women Scientists
(Education, Business, and Society)

My seven-year old daughter has all the makings of a future scientist. Watching her conducting experiments in my kitchen fills me with both pride and worry.


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