rachelignotofsky: “ Wang Zhenyi was one of the greatest scholars in China. She was an astronomer, poet, and mathematician who accurately recorded lunar and solar eclipses and equinoxes. She also wrote political poetry about injustice.
Rosalind Franklin, chemist and X-ray crystallographer is next in my Women in Science Series. Often overlooked for her contributions to discovering the structure of DNA, she should have been awarded a Nobel Prize.
Newsweek cover featuring 15 year old Malala Yousafzai, the young woman who was shot by Al-Qaeda for heroically advocating girls’ education in Pakistan. The cover image is as inspiring as the headline, “Malala: The Bravest Girl in the World.
Rigoberta Menchu, Guatemalan, activist "The Nobel Peace Prize 1992 was awarded to Rigoberta Menchú Tum "in recognition of her work for social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation based on respect for the rights of indigenous peoples".
Marie Curie, the only woman to hold two Nobel Prizes Nobel Prize in Physics and the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry). Marie Curie was honored for her work in both Physics Chemistry and her pioneering research in radioactivity changed history.