Stories of Women in STEM: Energy

Stories of Women in STEM: Energy

Have you ever noticed a solar panel on the roof of a house, or how you can see your own reflection in the glass window of a shop or a car? Many scientists ask themselves these questions. Energy makes things move and machines go. The Smithsonian Science Education Center presents Stories of Women in STEM: Energy, to tell the stories of seven brilliant women who have been important figures in the study of energy and are leading current day research. 

Stories of Women in STEM: Energy features biographies of trailblazing women who made history through their scientific discoveries and innovations in the study of energy. 

From creating “invisible glass” and inventing a efficient way to de-ice airplane wings, Dr. Katherine Blurr Blodgett specialized in work that changed how we interact with light to the Clean Cooking Alliance manager Karuna Bajacharya who assists the government of Nepal by educating people about cooking fuels that are pollutants and harmful. All seven women have been faced with challenges and setbacks but have continued to overcome structural barriers to advance the science, technology, engineering, and math industry.

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