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The Untold History of Women in Science and Technology

Last featured in the 01-16-15 Scout Report, The Untold History of Women in Science and Technology continues to be a source of inspiration and celebration of women who have influenced STEM fields by "writing their stories permanently into history." The White House provides this website, a set of largely unknown stories of female pioneers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, dating from the 19th to the 21st centuries. Examples include Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) who, in 1843, wrote the first computer algorithm for Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine. Lovelace's story is read by U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Megan Smith. Other women in STEM who appear on the site are astronaut and physicist Sally Ride, environmentalist Rachel Carson, molecular biologist and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) at Cytonome/ST Lydia Villa-Komaroff, and geneticist Barbara McClintock, the only woman to win an unshared Nobel Prize for her work. With women from across the Administration sharing stories of their personal heroes, this website is intended to inspire girls to go into the STEM fields. Visitors are also invited to share what they are doing in their own communities to inspire young women to pursue careers in science and technology.
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Date of Scout Publication
February 7th, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
January 13th, 2015 at 6:59pm
Date Of Record Release
January 14th, 2015 at 9:44am
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