The Nerds

First female president of the Salk Institute, Nobel prize winner in biology

First female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

First African American woman in space

Writer, Academic, President of the Social Science Research Council, Professor of Sociology and former inaugural Dean of Social Science and Director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality

First Hispanic woman in Space

British-American economist, former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, current director of the London School of Economics

Internationally celebrated human rights lawyer and advocate.

American computer scientist credited with co-creating the very idea of "software," known for creating the in-flight software used on the Apollo 11 mission

An African-American mathematician who worked at NASA, and who's life was the focus of the movie Hidden Figures

First American woman in space

First American woman to walk in space

First female American to make the U.S. International Mathematical Olympiad Team

First female commander of a Space Shuttle

First woman and first Black American to be the Librarian of Congress

First woman and the first Iranian to win the Fields Medal

“The mother of the Hubble Space Telescope”

ComediAn, actress, DJ, and musician (with a master’s from Columbia) known for Insecure

Chief Executive Officer of the National Math and Science Initiative