Influential Women in Science and Scientific Publications

Three engaging women spoke of their lives and how all have worked to encourage other women in the sciences, from medicine to geosciences to astrophysics.

“In the early 1970s, Judith Curry was the only woman in her class at Northern Illinois University who majored in geosciences. She got married at 21 and commuted 60 miles a day to attend graduate school at the University of Chicago. Two and one-half years later, she divorced and moved to Chicago on a $466/month graduate-student stipend. Her daughter often accompanied her to the library and computer laboratory.”

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