Which Woman in Science are You?
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You are Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. Your achievements include the development of the theory of radioactivity and the discovering of two elements; radium and polonium. During WWI, you organized mobile X-ray teams and did extensive research on radioactive compounds, which became important in scientific experiments and in the field of medicine.
You are Rachel Carson, a marine biologist, author, and conservationist who helped advance the global environmental movement. Your books Silent Spring, The Sea Around Us (winner of a U.S. National Book Award) and Under the Sea Wind, brought much needed attention to conservation issues, inspiring a grassroots movement that lead to the creation of the EPA. Your work was so important, that President Jimmy Carter posthumously awarded you the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
You are Grace Hopper, a computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral who invented the first compiler for a computer programming language. Your many accomplishments and naval rank gave you the nickname "Amazing Grace" and also had a Naval destroyer and supercomputer named for you. In 2016 President Barack Obama posthumously awarded you the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
You are Katherine Johnson, a physicist and mathematician who conducted important technical work at NASA for decades. You were known for your work in computerized celestial navigation, successfully calculating the many flights for Project Mercury, including early NASA missions of John Glenn and the Apollo 11 flight to the Moon. In 2015 you received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. December 2016 brought the acclaimed film Hidden Figures, highlighting your contributions (as well as those of fellow mathematicians Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan) during the 1960s Space Race.
You are Adriana Ocampo, a planetary geologist and Science Program Manager at NASA. Along with two fellow researchers, you discovered the Chicxulub impact crater in Mexico (A crater believed to have played a part in a mass extinction of plant and animal species 66 million years ago). In 2002, Discover Magazine named you one of the 50 Most Important Women in Science.
You are Peggy Whitson, a biochemistry researcher and NASA astronaut who broke the record for most total days spent in space (534) by any NASA astronaut in April 2017. You are the first female astronaut to command the International Space Station, not once, but twice. Additional accomplishments include holding the record for oldest woman space walker and total spacewalks by a woman (8). You have won many awards and honors, such as the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal.