Profiles in Science

Read about men and women who pursued careers in science and mathematics.


Biographies of Minorities in Science
The JGH Biography project highlights the contribution of minorities to science.

Read more:
http://www.justgarciahill.org/jghdocs/webbiography.asp

Profiles in Science Series
This site celebrates twentieth-century leaders in biomedical research and public health. It makes the archival collections of prominent scientists, physicians, and others who have advanced the scientific enterprise available to the public through modern digital technology.

Read more:
http://www.profiles.nlm.nih.gov/


The Faces of Science: African-Americans in the Sciences
Profiles more than 100 African-American men and women who have contributed to the advancement of science and engineering.

Read more:
http://www.lib.lsu.edu/lib/chem/display/faces.htm


Great Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century
How many of the 20th century's greatest engineering achievements will you use today? A car? Computer? Telephone? Explore a list of the top 20 achievements, and learn how engineering shaped a century and changed the world.

Read more:
http://www.greatachievements.org/greatachievements/


Some Faces of Engineering
Engineers Week recognizes the accomplishments of all engineers. The New Faces of Engineering program highlights the interesting and unique work of young engineers and the resulting impact on society. Young engineers two to five years out of school are the focus of this recognition program. Engineers Week sponsoring societies nominated young working engineers from among their membership.

Read more:
http://www.eweek.org/site/Engineers/newfaces2006/index.shtml


The Women of NASA
The Women of NASA resource was developed to encourage more young women to pursue careers in math, science, and technology. Throughout history, women have made valuable contributions to these fields. Although these disciplines are still dominated by men, and these women are seen as exceptions, there is a growing appreciation of cultural and gender diversity in the workplace. The Women of NASA interactive project showcases outstanding women who are enjoying successful careers and demonstrates how these women balance personal and professional responsibilities.

Read more:
http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/women/intro.html


Smithsonian: Inventors and Inventions
Several inventions and their inventors are found here.

Read more:
http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/nmah/invent.htm


 

 
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