Sally is a PhD student in Oxford studying evolution and mate selection. On the show we discussed the scientific study of the sexes and the unfortunate sexism and biases which can occur in the scientific community.
Female pioneers in STEM.
Aprille Ericsson was the first female (and the first African-American female) to receive a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering.
Ada Lovelace, was an English mathematician and computer programmer.
Rosalind Elsie Franklin (25 July 1920 – 16 April 1958) was a British biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer.
Irène Joliot-Curie with her husband, Joliot-Curie was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry.
Marie Sklodowska-Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist.
Chien-Shiung Wu (May 31, 1912 – February 16, 1997) was a Chinese American physicist with expertise in the techniques of experimental physics and radioactivity.
Barbara McClintock (June 16, 1902 – September 2, 1992), was an American scientist and one of the world’s most distinguished cytogeneticists.
Mae Carol Jemison (born October 17, 1956) is an American physician and NASA astronaut.
Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992) was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral.
Maria Mitchell (1818-1889) – First professional woman astronomer in US.