“The Way of Progress was Neither Swift nor Easy": Celebrating Women in Science

A Virtual Exhibit in Celebration of Women’s History Month, March 2022.


“The Way of Progress was Neither Swift nor Easy” honors women of science and their innovative spirit—featuring not only towering figures, such as the two-time Nobel Prize-winner, Marie Curie (1867-1934), and “first lady of Physics Research” Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997), but also lesser-known scientists such as Fátima de Madrid (fl. 10th century CE), Alessandra Giliani (1307-1326), Caroline Lucretia Herschel (1750-1848), Anandibai Joshi (1865-1887), Mary Agnes Meara Chase (1869-1963), and Katherine Johnson (1918-2020), as well as important women working in STEM today, such as Sau Lan Wu, (c. 1940s-), Mae C. Jemison (1956- ), Ellen Ochoa (1958-), Cynthia Breazeal (1967-), and Emmanuelle Charpentier (1968-).


Thursday, March 31, 2022

Virtual Event
Event Type

Concerts, Exhibits and Performances


Arts and Culture, Research, Academics, Huskie Pride

Target Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public



University Libraries


Contact Name

Meredith Ayers

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