To inspire students to learn about the scientific achievements of women and how STEM education helped them purse their dreams, these posters share the images and stories of women whose scientific achievements were instrumental during the Manhattan Project.
Download and print the posters now on any home or office printer for use in classrooms or after-school programs. This third series features:
Blanche J. Lawrence worked in the Health Division of the University of Chicago's Metallurgical Laboratory or "Met Lab" during the Manhattan Project. She was one of the few African-American women scientists of her day.
- Floy Agnes Lee (1922-2018)
Floy Agnes "Aggie" Lee worked as a hematology technician, testing the blood of scientists who'd been exposed to massive amounts of radiation during the Manhattan Project. She passed away earlier this month, but her legacy as a fierce advocate for STEM education and a minority woman who did pioneering research on radiation and cancer lives on.
- Irene Joliot-Curie (1897-1956)
Irène Joliot-Curie is the daughter of famous scientist Marie Curie. But Joliot-Curie is famous in her own right -- as a Nobel Prize winner, science groundbreaker, and talented mathematician.
- Dr. Lili S. Hornig (1921-2017)
Dr. Lilli Hornig was a chemist who worked on the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, New Mexico. She studied plutonium and chemistry, and later worked in the explosives group alongside her husband. She passed away last November at the age of 96.