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Do you know who created the paper bag machine or who researches invertebrate sea life at the world's largest museum and research complex? For too long, women’s contributions to science have widely gone untold. The Smithsonian Science Education Center, Smithsonian American’s Women History Initiative, and Johnson & Johnson created Stories of Women in STEM at the Smithsonian to champion the ingenuity that has transformed America and beyond.
Stories of Women in STEM at the Smithsonian features biographies of trailblazing women who made history through their scientific discoveries and innovation. From aerospace engineer and mathematician Mary Golda Ross to hair care entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker, learn how women have defied gender stereotypes and overcome structural barriers to advance the science, technology, engineering, and math industry.