International Women’s Day

8 03 2010

Today is International Women’s Day, meaning we celebrate women’s achievements throughout history.

One well-known and admirable woman is Marie Curie.
She was the first woman to be honored with a Nobel Prize and the first person to ever receive two Nobel Prizes. She is also the only woman awarded with two Nobel Prizes. Curie won the first prize for her work
with physics and the second for her work with chemistry.  Curie isn’t just an inspiration because of her awards, but also because she was a woman at the forefront of science when it was not commonly accepted for women to be working in science.

To learn about other inspiring women, look at our posts on Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison. To see some of the Museum’s girl scientists from Girls Explore Science Camp, click here.

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