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Each year, March is designated as National Women’s History Month to ensure that the history of American women will be recognized and celebrated in schools, workplaces, and communities throughout the country.
The 2013 National Women's History Month theme, Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination, recognizes American women's outstanding contributions to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics commonly referred to as STEM.
This March thousands of programs and events will highlight the many organizations and programs working to promote women's and girls’ interest and participation in STEM. From engaging elementary students in STEM to fighting pay discrimination, their efforts are actively working to expand the opportunities in the STEM fields.
The National Women’s History Project has chosen eighteen Honorees for National Women’s History Month who exemplify pioneering work, scientific breakthroughs, life-saving discoveries, invention of new technologies, creation of organizations, as well as the promotion of women and girls in STEM.
The 2013 Honorees for National Women’s History Month include:
Hattie Elizabeth Alexander (1901-1968)
Pediatrician and Microbiologist
Marlyn Barrett (1954)
K-12 STEM Educator
Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992)
Olga Frances Linares (1936)
Anthropologist and Archaeologist
Julia Morgan (1872-1957)
Katharine Burr Blodgett (1898-1979)
Physicist and Inventor
Edith Clarke (1883-1959)
Rita R. Colwell (1934)
Molecular Microbial Ecologistand Scientific Administrator
Susan Solomon (1956)
Flossie Wong-Staal (1946)
Virologist and Molecular
Patricia Era Bath (1942)
Ophthalmologist and Inventor
Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910)
Louise Pearce (1885-1959)
Physician and Pathologist
Jill Pipher (1955)
Mary G. Ross (1908-2008)
Dian Fossey (1932-1985)
Primatologist and Naturalist
Susan A. Gerbi (1944)
Molecular Cell Biologist
Helen Greiner (1967)
Mechanical Engineer and Roboticist
The 2013 Honorees represent a remarkable range of accomplishments and a wide diversity of specialties including medicine, robotics, computer programming, atmospheric chemistry, architecture and primatology.
These women’s lives and work span the centuries of American history and come from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. National Women’s History Month 2013 provides an excellent opportunity to honor all women seeking to advance these important fields.
For more information about these Honorees or National Women’s History Month, visit www.nwhp.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (707)-636-2888.