Helen Conrad Davies, PhD, was a professor of microbiology and a vocal advocate for racial equality and women's rights. Former students of hers have explained that she was well known for her rather unorthodox teaching methods, such as singing lyrics to different songs in order to help her students memorize complex concepts.
Nancy Forbes leveraged her academic background in physics to establish a long career in government and intelligence. Ms. Forbes was an influential member of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) and the Cosmos Club in Washington DC.
Dr. Yvonne Clark was an African American mechanical engineer who’s most notable for her impact in the STEM community. Her work and perseverance as a woman in STEM have changed numbers with at least 1 in 4 women in this industry today.
Dr. Schwartz was born in 1926 in Baltimore, Maryland. After obtaining her undergraduate degree from Goucher College, Dr. Schwartz completed her PhD degree in physiology at Northwestern University in 1953.
Lilli Hornig was a scientist who was prominently known for working on the Manhattan Project and for her studies regarding the substance plutonium. Hornig got her bachelor’s degree at Bryn Mawr in 1942 and later on she got her Phd from Harvard in 1950.