“Pioneers of Science: Women Who Shaped History,” by Alec Peck

Since even before the dawn of science, humankind has sought to understand the natural world and our place in it. We have used the disciplines of study, evidence, and math to reveal the grand wonders of our world, but the practice of science has carried with it the same prejudices which science itself has shown to be unfounded.

Today, we honor some of the women who shaped the course of science but whose contributions are often overlooked. We will hear the stories of three women and the amazing knowledge they brought us: Rosalind Franklin and the discovery of DNA, Ada Lovelace, humanity’s first computer scientist, and Emmy Noether’s theorems which are the backbone of all modern physics.

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