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National Medalists

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Yvonne C. Brill received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama in October 2011 "for innovation in rocket propulsion systems for geosynchronous." Other women have received these medals, also for groundbreaking accomplishments.

Sylvia Earle and 70 Men

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.14.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The reporter was obviously incredulous that marine biologist Dr. Sylvia Earle thought it wasn't an issue that she would be the only woman aboard a ship for six weeks studying the Indian Ocean -- and that all of her colleagues were men!