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Prof. Chien-Shiung Wu – Nuclear Researcher

Prof. Chien-Shiung Wu

“These were moments of exhilaration and ecstasy! A glimpse of this wonder can be the reward of a lifetime. Could it be that excitement and ennobling feelings like these have kept us scientists marching forward forever?” -Chien-Shiung Wu on her discovery of parity violation in the weak interaction

 

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Name: Prof. Chien-Shiung Wu

Life: 31/05/1912 – 16/02/1997 (died aged 84) [1]

Degree(s):

Physics (transferred from mathematics), National Central University (later renamed Nanjing University) [1][2]

Graduate level study at the Institute of Physics of the Academia Sinica [1][2]

Ph.D: Nuclear Physics, Berkley [1][2]

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Dr. Wanda Díaz-Merced – Sonification

Dr. Wanda Diaz-Merced

As a visually impaired scientist, I daydream about not being underestimated. ” – Dr. Wanda Diaz – Merced commenting on how science is not easily accessible to differently abled individuals.

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Name: Dr. Wanda L Diaz Merced

Born: Gurabo, Puerto Rico

Occupation: Astronomer

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Dr. Sunita Williams – NASA Astronaut

Dr. Sunita Williams

“I think about leaving my home for another country — that seems more daring than the things I’ve done”. – Dr. Sunita Williams responding to questions on how she deals with the dangers of being an astronaut and comparing it to her parents experiences living as immigrants in America.

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Dr. Sunita Williams in her Astronaut uniform. Source: [2]

Name: Dr. Sunita Lyn Williams (neé Pandya)

Life: 19/09/65 – Present (53 years)

Born: Euclid, Ohio, United States

Degree:

BSc Physical Science, U.S. Naval Academy (1987)

MSci Engineering Management, Florida Institute of Technology (1995)

Honorary Doctorate, Gujarat Technological University (2013)

Occupation: NASA Astronaut, United States Navy Officer, Pilot, Engineer

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Dr. George Carruthers – Astronomical Engineer

Dr. George Carruthers

“I had no role models because nobody ever publicised them, not that they didn’t exist. George Washington Carver and Percy [Lavon] Julian and others had preceded me in science, but nobody ever publicised their accomplishments, and, therefore, many of the minority students didn’t know that they had a future in science because they figured it was something that was not for them.” – Dr. Carruthers on the lack of publicity POC scientists get for their achievements.

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Name: George Robert Carruthers

Life: 1/10/39 – Present 

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B.Sc: Aeronautical Engineering, University of Illinois

M.Sc: Nuclear Engineering, University of Illinois

Ph.D: Aeronautical and astronomical engineering, University of Illinois

Occupation:  Inventor, Physicist and Space Scientist

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