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4000 Years of Women Scientists Women are, and always have been, scientists. This site lists over 125 names from our scientific and technical past, including inventors, scholars and writers as well as mathematicians and astronomers before the 20th century.
http://crux.astr.ua.edu/4000WS/summary.shtml

Anthropology contains more than 400 biographies about people who have influenced anthropology. Developed by the students at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
http://emuseum.mnsu.edu/information/biography/index.shtml

Eric Weisstein's World of Biography extensive list of mostly men and some women in the fields of astronomy, physics, music, life, math, and other areas.
http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/

Euroscience Home Page 10 women science profiles; links to pioneering women mathaticans, scienctists, & engineers; biographical and informational sites; and the WISE archival site.
http://www.southern.com/natasha/women/gateway/profiles.htm

Field Museum's Women in Science allows the reader to choose from 13 profile interviews to learn about being a women in their professional field of science.
http://www.fieldmuseum.org/exhibits/exhibit_sites/wis/main_page.htm

For Women in Science, provided by L-Oreal and UNESCO, which awards 5 women each year, since 1998, for their groundbreaking achievements and potential contributions to scientific progress. Also award International fellowships to 15 women each year. The site offers profiles and descriptions of their scientific breakthroughs.
http://www.loreal.com/_en/_ww/index.aspx?FROM=WW-Dispatch-LOREAL-CORPORATE

Great Canadian Scientists profiles in depth several women and men of science and briefly summarizes information about another 150 Canadian scientists.
http://www.science.ca/scientists/scientists.php

History of Women & Technology Collection of links spotlighting women in various technologies, including the transportation, communications, and reproductive fields.
http://arnb.com/gentech/students/wilson/mwilson1/

NAE: Celebration of Women in Engineering highlights more than 60 women who have careers utilizing their engineering skills, knowledge, and background.
http://www.nae.edu/nae/cwe/egdir.nsf/ProfilesAlpha?OpenForm

Profiles of Women at JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) biographical information about 10 rocket scientists and other women working for JPL.
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/tours/women/

SACNAS Biography Project highlights 26 women scienctists of Chicano/Latino and Native American origins.
http://www2.sacnas.org/biography/listswomen.asp

SJSU Virtual Museum brief profiles about scientists and mathemeticians, both women and men in alphabetical order.
http://www2.sjsu.edu/depts/Museum/aamenu.html

SDSC: Women in Science profiles 16 women scientists.
http://www.sdsc.edu/ScienceWomen/

Visualizing Women in Science, Mathematics and Engineering provides twenty brief biographies of women in science are presented.
http://www.math.sunysb.edu/posterproject/www/biographies/index.html

WITI Hall of Fame's Inductees biographical information about women scientists, engineers, and technologist who make a difference from 1996 through 1998.
http://www.witi.com/center/witimuseum/halloffame/index.php

WISE Women in Science and Engineering Archives. Iowa State University archives offer photographs, manuscripts, and papers to record women's social history as well as the story of their scientific achievements.
http://www.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/wise/collist.html

WISENET Journal Profiles of Women in Science and Technology offers biographical information about these women since 1985.
http://www.wisenet-australia.org/profilesindex.html

Women in Science briefly profiles sixteen women scientists who span several centuries and nationalities. Despite many barriers, these women participated in unraveling the secrets of nature and were able to make a significant contribution and each achieved recognition in her field. (This site is a by-product of a 1997 San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) project.)
http://www.sdsc.edu/ScienceWomen/contents.html

Women's Intellectual Contributions to the Study of Mind & Society (Webster University's) thorough biographies of women in psychology, sociology, anthropology, and social work are provided.
http://www.webster.edu/~woolflm/women.html

Science Math and Technology -- African American

Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences biographical information about more than 20 women who have contributed in the fields of science, including biochemistry, biology, chemistry, physics, genetics, math and many other areas.
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Profiles of Contemporary Mathematicians of the African Diaspora contains biographical information about women and men in the math field, with PhD's and/or contributed mathematical endeavors.
http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/PEEPS/madprofiles.html

Science Math and Technology -- Architecture

International Archive of Women Architecture (IAWA) Biographical database The purpose of the program is to document the history of women's involvement in architecture by collecting, preserving, storing, and making available to researchers the professional papers of women architects, landscape architects, designers, architectural historians and critics, and urban planners, and the records of women's architectural organizations, from around the world. The IAWA focuses primarily on collecting the papers of those who practiced at a time when there were few women in the field (before the 1950's). The IAWA collects this information to fill serious gaps in the availability of primary research materials for architectural, women's, and social history research.
http://lumiere.lib.vt.edu/iawa_db

Science Math and Technology -- Astronomy

CSWA Women in Astronomy the names, professional affiliations and scientific interest information of females in the disciplines of astronomy and astrophysics.
http://www.aas.org/~cswa/archive/STScI_database/women/cswa_abc.html

History of Women in Astronomy brief biographical and career contributions of 26 women in the field of astronomy.
http://www.physics.sfsu.edu/~gmarcy/cswa/history/history.html

Women Astronomers, provided by Wikipedia offers biographical, honors, and external links information about 80 women in the field of astronomy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Women_astronomers

Women in Astonomy offered by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific provides references on the lives and work of 36 specific astronomers who are also women. The site is designed to help astronomy instructors, students, historians, and scholars delving into the contributions of women to our culture.
http://www.astrosociety.org/education/resources/womenast_bib.html

Women in Astronomy History of 26 astronomers, including photographs and synopsis of their life and work.
http://users.erols.com/njastro/barry

Science Math and Technology -- Biology

Women Biologists, provided by Wikipedia, 70 women who have contributed to the field of biology.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Women_biologists

Women Pioneers in Plant Biology consists of biographies written by former students, fellow researchers, admirers, or good friends, each of these women in an effort to acknowledge pioneering and diverse education, training and careers that have contributed to various fields of study: genetics, biochemistry, structure, and physiology.
http://www.aspb.org/committees/women/pioneers.cfm

Science Math and Technology -- Business

Business Biographies biographical information about women and men in the pursuit of business interests. Information provided includes nationality, birth date and place, education, family, career and business endeavors.
http://www.referenceforbusiness.com/biography/index.html

Forbe's The World's Most Powerful Women. Forbes annually provides photos and very brief profiles about 100 most powerful women in the world. Their selections are based on a power ranking that is the composite of visibility (measured by press citations) and economic impact.
http://www.forbes.com/lists/2006/11/06women The-100-Most-Powerful-Women land.html

The Tech profiles18 Biographies of High-tech Overachievers of Silicon Valley fame.
http://www.thetech.org/exhibits/online/revolution/

Wonder Women CEO's Briefly profiles leading female CEO's and business executives.
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/womenceo1.html

Science Math and Technology -- Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science describes the achievements and lives of people who contributed to the field of computer science.
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/people/index.html

Past Notable Women of Computing Brief biographies and photos of women in the computer field in its early days.
http://cs-www.cs.yale.edu/homes/tap/past-women-cs.html

Present Women of Computing a growing list of profiles about Computer Science/Engineering professors, students, and professional women in computing research/computing industry.
http://www.cs.yale.edu/homes/tap/present-women.html

Science Math and Technology -- Genetics

Profiles of scientists working in the genetics field links to scientist, including Mary-Claire King, Joan Scott, and Nancy Fisher.
http://genetics.faseb.org/genetics/gsa/careers/bro-menu.htm

Science Math and Technology -- Mathematics

AWM Links for Biographies connects researcher to 50+ individuals whose math and other skills played an important role in their career.
http://www.awm-math.org/biographies.html

CAMEL provides links to Women Mathematicians Biographies in collections and about individual mathematicians.
http://camel.math.ca/Women/BIOG/Biographies.html

Female Mathematicians 32 women listed in alphabetical and chronological order from before 500 AD through 1957. Also offers birthplace maps, math knowledge of the time, and search capability. Biographies of male mathematicians are also accessible.
http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Indexes/Women.html

Index of Biographies an international list about women and men mathematicians AD to present as part of the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive.
http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk

Past Notable Women of Mathematics Biographies of early mathematicians including Hypathia, Emmy Amalie Noether, and Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya.
http://cs-www.cs.yale.edu/homes/tap/past-women-math.html

Profiles of Contemporary Mathematicians of the African Diaspora contains biographical information about women and men in the math field, with PhD's and/ or contributed mathematical endeavors.
http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/PEEPS/madprofiles.html

Women in Math a collection of biographies of women mathematicians.
http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~wmnmath/People/index.html

Women Mathematicians Chronologically and alphabetically listed biographies of women mathematicians, photos and references.
http://www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women/chronol.htm

Science Math and Technology -- Medicine

Changing the Face of Medicine this exhibition celebrates the lives and careers of some of America's extraordinary women physicians. Access their stories by selecting from the following categories: location, career option, ethnicity, and medical school.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/changingthefaceofmedicine/physicians

Women in Health Sciences, affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri. These Missouri biographies are available through various search options, including alphabetically.
http://beckerexhibits.wustl.edu/mowihsp/bios/index.htm

Women in Tennessee History Medical Fields/Science directs the reader to books, links, and other materials about 20 women in this area of study and practice.
http://www.mtsu.edu/~library/wtn/wtn-nurs.html#biog

Science Math and Technology -- Meteorology

Women in Government biographical notes about women in fields of meteorology education and weather services.
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/nws/women/biograph.html

Science Math and Technology -- NASA

Celebrating Women's Achievements in the 20th Century a virtual journey through the galleries featuring women of NASA.
http://www.nasa.gov/hqpao/women_ac.htm

NASA Astronaut Biographies lists biographical information about women and men who are or were astronauts.
:http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/"

Women at Kennedy Space Center biographies and a link to biographies of other women who work for NASA.
http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/bios/women.htm

Women in Space a list of significant contributions women have made in the field of space exploration. The list of links is especially helpful in learning more biographical information about these astronomical pioneers.
http://www.aerospaceguide.net/women_in_space/

Women of NASA The Women of NASA project offers 80 profiles of the nation's most successful females in a wide range of professions, offering young people anywhere opportunities and experiences to gain insight into their own future choices.
http://quest.nasa.gov/women/WON.html

Women in Space information about 40 women who have flown in space. Brief NASA profiles and history of their flights are posted.
http://www.astronautix.com/articles/womspace.htm

Science Math and Technology -- Physics

Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics Presented here is an archive of more than 75 citations of 20th century women who have made original and important contributions to physics.
http://cwp.library.ucla.edu/

The Feminist Physicist's GATEWAY to the INTERNET links to biography collections, 17 individual scientist biographies, and many other science related links.
http://www.hypatiamaze.org/gateway.html

Science Math and Technology -- Seismology

Men and Women of Seismology hosted by the National Earthquake Information Center biographical and photos of scientists studying earthquakes.
http://wwwneic.cr.usgs.gov/neis/seismology/people/people.html

Science Math and Technology -- Technology

The Tech profiles 18 Biographies of High-tech Overachievers of Silicon Valley fame.
http://www.thetech.org/exhibits/online/revolution

Science Math and Technology -- Transportation

Women in Transportation a springboard into exploring the women who contributed to maritime, railroad, aviation, and space travel. References to the women are brief.
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/wit/page1.htm