International Day of Women and Girls in Science celebrates women and girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Get inspired by these short films celebrating women in science!
The Secrets of the Universe features Dr. Santona Ruli, a student of nuclear physics who shares about her involvement with CERN. PASSWORD: k2commu008
Science Hero Stories
Dr. Jane Goodall, named a UN Messenger of Peace, has been studying wild chimpanzees for over half a decade.
Mae Jemsion is a retired NASA astronaut who was the first African American woman to travel in space.
Kathryn Sullivan, a retired NASA astronaut, was the first American woman to walk in space.
Science Hero Stories for Younger Readers
A middle school student shares her science hero: her sister, who has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering.
Helen B. Taussig developed lifesaving treatments for babies with anoxemia, and she was the first female head of the children’s heart clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
At age 23, Alice Ball discovered an injectable form of chaulmoogra oil that cured leprosy (aka Hansen's disease).
Augusta Ada Byron Lovelace developed the world's first computer program while struggling with her own personal hardships.
Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman in the United States to graduate from medical school and the first woman doctor of medicine in modern times.
Learn about a New Hero Every Day of the Year: Visit the MY HERO Calendar
Share Your Hero Essays, Films and Art through our Create Program
Outstanding essays submitted to MY HERO will be considered for a certificate/t-shirt prize or be featured on the Story Homepage.
Students can submit their films for free with a waiver to the MY HERO International Film Festival.
Artwork curated by MY HERO Arts Education and Gallery director Victoria Murphy.
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