Skip to Content

Scientists, Inventors, and Entrepreneurs: Women Who Shaped History

3 Favorites 2 Copies (view)

This topical collection includes resources related to featured women scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs. This collection includes portraits of the scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs, related artifacts, articles, videos with experts, and related Smithsonian Learning Lab collections. Use this collection to launch lessons about the women's life stories, primary source analysis, and examination of the context in which these women lived and made their contributions. This collection is not comprehensive but rather provides a launching point for research and study. 

Keywords: Mae Carol Jemison, Grace Hopper, Ellena Ocha, Maria Sibylla Merian, Madam CJ Walker, Charlotta Bass, Dr. Nancy Grace Roman, Ursula Marvin, Valentina Tereshokova, #BecauseOfHerStory

Look to the right -->

Ashley Naranjo

Name Tag, Shuttle Astronaut (Jemison) (Flown)

National Air and Space Museum

Look to the right -->

Ashley Naranjo

Grace Hopper

National Museum of American History

Grace Murray Hopper

National Portrait Gallery

Nanoseconds Associated with Grace Hopper

National Museum of American History

Grace under pressure

National Museum of American History

Look to the right -->

Ashley Naranjo

Name Tag, Shuttle Astronaut (Ochoa) (Flown)

National Air and Space Museum

Look to the right -->

Ashley Naranjo

GIF IT UP Contest Winners Announced

Smithsonian Institution Libraries

Look to the right -->

Ashley Naranjo

Photograph of Madam C.J. Walker

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Tin for Madame C.J. Walker's Hair and Scalp Preparation

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Tin for Madame C.J. Walker's Wonderful Hair Grower

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Photograph of a convention of Madam C.J. Walker agents at Villa Lewaro

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Advertisement for Madam C. J. Walker products

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Printing plate for "Mme C.J. Walker Beauty Shoppes"

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Badge from the National Convention of Madam C. J. Walker's Agents

National Museum of African American History and Culture

32c Madam C.J. Walker single

National Postal Museum

Advertisement for Madam C. J. Walker products

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Madam C. J. Walker’s philanthropy

National Museum of American History

Look to the right -->

Ashley Naranjo

Look to the right -->

Ashley Naranjo

Look to the right -->

Ashley Naranjo

Ursula Marvin

Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Women in Science Wednesday: Dr. Ursula B. Marvin

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Look to the right -->

Ashley Naranjo

Valentina Tereshkova and Mary Cleave at NASM

Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Coin, Tereshkova 20th Anniversary, Sally Ride

National Air and Space Museum

The Women Paving the Way to Mars - STEM in 30

National Air and Space Museum