Stories of Women in STEM: Symbiosis

Stories of Women in STEM: Symbiosis

Have you ever thought about how two animal species live in the same area and relate to each other, or how plants and animals interact, or even how microscopic bacteria and large animals can affect one another? Many scientists ask themselves these questions. Symbiosis is the relationship or bond between two or more different organisms. The Smithsonian Science Education Center presents Stories of Women in STEM: Symbiosis, to tell the stories of seven ingenious women who were the foundations of studying symbiosis and are leading the present symbiosis research.

Stories of Women in STEM: Symbiosis features biographies of trailblazing women who made history through their scientific discoveries and innovation in the study of symbiosis.

From bacteriologist and National Medal of Science awardee, Dr. Lynn Margulis theorizing that species working together helped evolution take place to Smithsonian National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute’s Carly Muletz-Wolz who studies how microorganisms that live inside animals keep them healthy or make them sick learn how women have defied gender and racial stereotypes and overcome structural barriers to advance the science, technology, engineering, and math industry.

The Stories of Women in STEM: Symbiosis project was supported by NSF grant IOS-2131060.

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