The Royal Society's lost women scientists - A study of the Royal Society's archives reveals that women played a far more important role in the development and dissemination of science than had previously been thought
Mary Fairfax Somerville (26 December 1780 – 28 November 1872) was a Scottish science writer and polymath, at a time when women's participation in science was discouraged. She studied mathematics and astronomy, and was the second woman scientist to receive recognition in the United Kingdom after Caroline Herschel.
Dorothy Leib Harrison Wood Eustis (30 May 1886 – 8 September 1946) was an American dog breeder and philanthropist, who founded The Seeing Eye, the first guide-dog school for the blind in the United States.
Caroline Herschel (1750 – 1848) was a German-British astronomer and the sister of astronomer Sir William Herschel with whom she worked throughout their careers. Her most significant contribution to astronomy was the discovery of several comets. At the age of ten, Caroline was struck with typhus which stunted her growth, so that she never grew past 4'3. Her family assumed that she would never marry and that it was best to train her to be a servant. Instead she became a significant astronomer.
Janie Porter Barrett (née Porter) (9 August 1865 – 27 August 1948) was an American social reformer, educator and welfare worker. She established the Virginia Industrial School for Colored Girls, a pioneering rehabilitation center for African American female delinquents. She was also the founder of the Virginia State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs.
Aglaonike (2nd century BCE)-astronomer from Ancient Greece during the fifth century. On the list of first astronomers who was a woman. She was notorious for being able to predict the accurate time & locations of lunar eclipses. However, because she was a woman her contributions were not believed to be a scientific ability. People began to believe she was a witch & gave her the name of the witch of Thessaly. Aglaonike has been mentioned in writings of Pluto, Plutarch, & Apollonius of…
Maria Mitchell (1818-1889): American astronomer who, in 1847, by using a telescope, discovered a comet which as a result became known as "Miss Mitchell's Comet". She won a gold medal prize for her discovery which was presented to her by King Frederick VII of Denmark. Mitchell was the first American woman to work as a professional astronomer.
Louise Arner Boyd (September 16, 1887 – September 14, 1972) was an American explorer of Greenland and the Arctic, who wrote extensively of her explorations, and in 1955 became the first woman to fly over the North Pole privately chartering a DC-4 and crew that included aviation pioneer Thor Solberg.
Clara Adams-Ender was born in 1939 to North Carolina sharecroppers. She was the fourth of 10 children, but she had no trouble setting herself apart. She thrived in the classroom and earned an undergraduate degree in nursing by 1961. From there the Army beckoned. After joining the Nurse Corps, Clara's true passion brought her back to the classroom, this time as a teacher. She would train a generation of Army nurses and later run the department of nursing at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.