Articles (Women in Science)

Elizabeth Blackwell: America’s First Female Doctor
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

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
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

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
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

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
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

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
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

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
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

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
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

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
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

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
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

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
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

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
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

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
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

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
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

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.


Maryam Al-Astrolabiya: Arab Astronomer Pioneer
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

The young Maryam was raised amidst a mathematical, astronomical environment. She delved into both sciences to design and build the “complex” astrolabe.


Caroline Herschel: An Iconic Woman Astronomer
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

The German-born English astronomer, Caroline Herschel, was the first woman to discover a comet, to be officially recognized in a scientific position and get paid for her contribution to science.

Hypatia: The Bride and Martyr of Science
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

Human history has witnessed tragedies and horrors that the people of science have endured confronting extremism and intolerance.


Lise Meitner and the Nobel Prize Controversy
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

The splitting of atoms—nuclear fission—was a discovery that changed our world. Few, however, know that a woman physicist participated in the discovery of the real power of nuclear energy.

Dr. Mona Bakr: The Voice of Nanotechnology in Egypt
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

Mona Bakr was a young female Egyptian pioneer in nanotechnology and contributed to establishing this vital scientific field in Egypt. 


Priyamvada Natarajan: The Map Maker of the Cosmos
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

Our universe is enormous and full of wonders. Some people look at the sky and see the flickering of faraway stars in the night sky and write...


Katherine Johnson: NASA’s Human Computer
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

The African–American physicist, space scientist, and mathematician Katherine Johnson was born in 1918 in a small town in West Virginia, USA.


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