Melissa Wong

A portrait of Kalpana Chawla. The text reads "Astronaut, first woman of Indian descent to go into space".

Kalpana Chawla

Meet Kalpana Chawla, an Indian-born American astronaut and engineer. Being the first woman of Indian descent to go into space, she continues to inspire young girls everywhere.

A portrait of Maria Merian. The text reads "Naturalist, pioneer in scientific illustration".

Maria Merian

Maria Sibylla Merian is a long forgotten science illustrator, entomologist, and self-taught naturalist. In this article, we recount her story and achievements that have shaped the field of scientific illustration.

A portrait of Alice Ball. The text reads "Chemist, pioneer in the treatment of leprosy".

Alice Ball

February 29th was Alice Ball day, named for an exceptional African-American chemist. She is best known for a technique she developed in 1915 to treat leprosy, which is a bacterial infection that affects the skin and nervous system and can often lead to disfigurement.