Support Women of Science
Embrace women leading us in science–Protecting life, water, and air!
Anita Studer –Swiss, ornithologist and environmentalist. She went to Brazil to study a
rare blackbird and ended up saving an entire forest.
Rachel Carson –American marine biologist. She fought diligently through words and
activism to protect our environment and wrote Silent Spring.
Teriān, Ālenush –Was an Iranian-American Astronomer and Physicist. Known as the
“Mother of Modern Iranian Astronomy.”
Hegerl, Gabriele C. –American climatologist. She studies/contributes to the effects
that greenhouse gas emissions have on our climate; and writes.
Diana Marcela Bolaños Rodriguez –Columbian marine biologist. Her studies focused
on “polyclad flatworms,” which can “generate tissue through stem cells.
Alice Evans –Was an American microbiologist. In Washington D.C. she studied
bacteria in cows, and this later led to the pasteurization of milk.
Yaël Nazé –Belgian Physicist. She focuses on “massive stars and their interactions
with their surroundings.” She has also written many books.
Wallace, Carden –Australian Marine Biologist. Helped discover “mass
spawning of coral.” She wrote “a revision of the Genus Acropora.”
Omowunmi Sadik –Nigerian Chemist and inventor. She’s developed sensors for
detecting drugs and explosives; and is also recycling metal ions from waste.
Marie Tharp –American Biologist. With a fellow scientist she mopped 70% of the
entire ocean floor. Her work lead to the acceptance of “plate tectonics
and continental drift.
Ellen Swallow Richards –American industrial and environmental Chemist. Because
of her tests for water quality in the 1880s, the first sewage
treatment plant in America was created.
Nyokong, Tebello–South African Chemist and cancer researcher. She’s researching
“photo-dynamic therapy,” which is an alternative to chemotherapy;
and she writes.
© 2017 Michelle Kogan
Many Scientists were found on the “List of female scientists in the 21st century,” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_female_scientists_in_the_21st_century
I’m sharing this acrostic poem for a triple header–Poetry Friday, NaPoWriMo, and Earth Day. The image at the top is a poster I’ve made for the March for Science rally I’m participating in on Earth Day, Saturday April 22, 2017, in Chicago. Click on the link above for info about the March.
Visit Tabatha at the Opposite of Indifference for this weeks Poetry Friday Round up. Many thanks for hosting Tabatha, during a difficult week.