It’s a no brainer. You don’t need any equipment to see it at all. It’s simple: There are more women working in STEM today than ever before. The lasting impact of the steady increase of female scientists? Immeasurable.

One thing’s for sure, a woman’s place is in the lab.

Can you dig it?

Fun fact: The acronym “STEM” — short for science, technology, engineering and mathematics — was originally coined as an education term by the National Science Foundation in the early 2000s, 30 years after this photo was taken of an unidentified female scientist at work in the lab of Marvin Cassman in 1971.


You can call me doctor.

Her name’s on the door. Alison Butler, pictured in 2017, is a distinguished professor of chemistry, serves as associate vice chancellor for academic personnel, and runs her mechanistic bioinorganic chemistry, metallobiochemistry and chemical biology lab. Oh, and she was recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences.


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