Through methodical study, discipline, and rigor, these scientists and researchers explained the mechanisms and relationships that define our world and the universe beyond. They observed, classified, cataloged, and analyzed to gain insights that broadened our understanding of the natural sciences.

Elizabeth Pope: Marine Biologist
Elizabeth Pope conducted her scientific career at a time when science was a patriarchy and women were more likely to
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Elsie Bramell and Fred McCarthy in the Australian Museum Anthropology Department 1933. Photographer Anthony Musgrave. Australian Museum Archives AMS514_VA180_8. Reproduction Rights Australian Museum
Elsie Bramell: A Pioneer in Museum Anthropology and Australian Archaeology
When Elsie Bramell (1909-1985) began working at the Australian Museum in 1933 she was the first woman and the first
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Janaki Ammal Edavaleth Kakkat: Cytogeneticist, Sugarcane Revolutionizing Botanist
K. Janaki Ammal was born in Kerala, India on November 4th, 1897. One of the first women in the U.S.
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Libbie Henrietta Hyman: Invertebrate Zoologist
Libbie Hyman was one of the most influential vertebrate and invertebrate zoologists of all time.  She single-handedly wrote and illustrated an
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Elsie Naumburg: Expert Ornithologist
At a time when Europe dominated ornithology and America was only just beginning to study birds and build museums, Naumberg
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Matthew Henson: Explorer, Scientist
Featured Image: Matthew Henson in Greenland in 1901.    “My thoughts were on the going and getting forward, and on
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