By the end of the twentieth century there are more women in science than we can list- thousands and thousands of them. So we do not include most women who live in the 1900's. That is why you do not see such women as Rachel Carson and Margaret Mead. There is a great deal of information on them in local libraries. We refer you to the WWW and the library for information on all the wonderful women of the 20th century.
There are many disciplines that first flowered in the 20th century , e.g. psychology. We shall try to include early examples of such scientists as we learn about them. Many of the pioneering women are still alive, still contributing and accessible through the WWW and the library.
We have received a lot of information about women in psychology during the first half of the 20th century. We will have entries for them soon.
Be sure to check out the "Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics, CWP" brought to you by UCLA, for more information.
|Virginia Apgar||physician/inventor - created Apgar test for newborns||1909 - 1974||Mt Holyoke|
|Rachel Carson||Ecology - wrote Silent Spring||1907 - 1964||start at the Rachel Carson Homestead site|
|Kirsty Duncan||Led expedition to Longyearbyen (600 miles from North Pole) to research 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. Buried there in the permafrost are 7 miners who were victims of this flu.||missing||just do a web search under her name. There is a lot of info|
|Gertrude Elion||Medicine - won Nobel Prize||1918 - 1999||This site has an autobiography|
|Anna Harrison||Chemist - First woman president of the American Chemical Society||1912 - 1998||the American Chemical Society has produced a video biography of her|
|Karla Hoffman||Mathmatics - many accomplishments - as of Aug 1997 she was the Chairperson of the Operations Research and Operations Engineering Department at George Mason Univ.||missing||here is her own web site|
|Janet Mattei||Astronomer - President, American Association of Variable Star Observers||missing||here is the organization she heads|
|Helen R. Quinn||Theoretical Physicist, quantum physics,|
elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1999
|1943 -||CWP biography site|
|Judith Resnick||American Astronaut - 2nd american woman in space||1949 - 1986||This link will lead you to others|
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