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Here Are Some Of The Top Women In Science Today

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Study shows girls are less likely to pursue STEM majors in college because they do not believe they have the ability for challenging mathematics. Intel Free Press, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Yesterday was Women in Science Day, which aims to celebrate all of the women that have decided to make a career in the scientific field despite the space being male-dominated for the longest time. A common problem, women have always been shunned to the side in favor of their male contemporaries, with some of the work credit they deserve even stolen from them. But that didn’t stop these women from changing the world, and it’s time we recognize their wonderful work.

Here are some of them working today:

Sarah McAnulty

The Executive Director of Skype A Scientist (which connects students with real scientists), McAnulty is also a science communicator and squid biologist, and is known for supporting women in STEM media and wrangling squids during her free time. Pretty rad.

Clara Rodriquez

The co-founder of GeoLatinas, which is an academic group that supports Latin women in the Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rodriguez is also a geoscientist whose work focuses mainly on the seismic interpretation of sedimentary basins. In her free time, she also runs.

Corina Newsome

A biology graduate student who’s got her start as a zookeeper, Newsome’s work mainly focuses on avian conservation, and she specializes in conserving the MacGillivray’s seaside sparrow. She also works to increase opportunities in science for children and students of color.

Dominique David-Chavez

A climate scientist, science communicator and descendant of the Caribbean Arawak Taíno, her work consists of focusing on how Indigenous Caribbean communities, who are especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, are responding and adapting to the changing environment, and how it affects their way of living.

Dani Rabaiotti

With her work focusing on the impacts of climate change on wildlife, Rabaiotti is a scientist and author at the Zoological Society of London’s Institute of Zoology.

Nadine Gabriel

As the assistant curator of fossil mammals at the Natural History Museum in London, Gabriel’s work includes helping take care of the museum’s paleontological and mineralogical collections.

Naia Butler-Craig

An aerospace engineering PhD student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, she specializes in cubesat nanotechnology, electric propulsion and computational plasma physics.

woman scientist Study shows girls are less likely to pursue STEM majors in college because they do not believe they have the ability for challenging mathematics. Intel Free Press, CC BY-SA 2.0.

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