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Spotlight on Women Scientists during Women's History Month

A popular Danish building toy manufacturer just announced a new set celebrating women of NASA and the critical roles that women have played throughout the U.S. Space program.  If you’d like to learn more about these and other brilliant women in STEM fields, the library has books and more.  (click here)

The set includes these women:

Sally Ride (the first American woman in space)

Mae Jemison (the first African American woman in space)

mathematician Katherine Johnson (featured in the book and movie Hidden Figures)

computer scientist Margaret Hamilton (a major contributor to the success of the Apollo 11 moon landing)

Nancy Grace Roman (the first Chief of Astronomy at NASA)

Check out these library resources:

Sally Ride: America’s first woman in space by Lynn Sherr

Find Where the Wind Goes: moments from my life by Mae Jemison

Hidden figures: the untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into space by Margot Lee Shetterly

Rise of the Rocket Girls: the women who propelled us, from missiles to the moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt

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