October 15th was Ada Lovelace Day, “an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).” Get your nerdy girl groove on with “History, Bitches” by learning about the day’s namesake and four more pioneering lady scientists.
Check-out these five cool facts about British biophysicist, Rosalind Franklin:
1. Rosalind’s father disliked the concept of women receiving university educations, and snubbed her admittance to Cambridge. Her aunt volunteered to pay, and ultimately her father conceded.
2. As a doctoral student, she investigated methods for more efficient coal and charcoal use-a critical matter during World War II. By 26 years old, she’d published five papers about the question.
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