The Royal Institute of Science announced a fabulous initiative for 2014. The Ri will celebrate women in science with its first ever all women line-up for a year of Friday Evening Discourses. Read more at their website http://www.rigb.org/about/news/spring-2014/2014-friday-evening-discourses

Several days ago they tweeted a request for nominations of women to celebrate this year. Since the request allowed for women from any age, I offer the list of women scientists in our 2014* Smarty Womyn calendar. Several are well know, some not so much.

  1. Grace Hopper, Computer Scientist, 1906 – 1992
  2. Emmy Noether, Mathematician, 1882 – 1935
  3. Annie Easley, Rocket Scientist, 1933 – 2011
  4. Rachel Carson, Marine Biologist, 1907 – 1964
  5. Kalpana Chawla Space Shuttle Astronaut, 1962 – 2003
  6. Rosalind Franklin, Biophysicist 1920 – 1958
  7. Maria Mitchell, Astronomer,  1818 – 1889
  8. Nettie Stevens, Crypto-geneticist, 1861 – 1912
  9. Ellen Swallow Richards, Chemist, 1842 – 1911
  10. Lise Meitner, Physicist, 1878 – 1968
  11. Ada Lovelace, First Computer Programmer, 1815 – 1815
  12. Marie Curie, Nuclear Physicist, 1867 – 1934

I could go on with many more women but will save them for the next post!