Smithsonian Women Scientists (SWS)

Smithsonian women scientists are an adventurous group: from hunting meteorites in Antarctica, exploring the farthest reaches of the Universe from remote mountain tops, to measuring mercury levels from the depths of the ocean to the canopy of the rain forest. Their professional honors include election to the National Academy of Sciences and as Fellows or Presidents of their respective professional societies. They serve on numerous advisory boards, have high publication records for professional papers and books and in addition many have outreach programs of broad scope. Below are profiles of a few of these women.

Science Research Venues at the Smithsonian:

NMNH   | SAO   | National Zoo/SCBI   | SERC   | STRI   | NASM/CEPS   | MSFP  |

Research at the Smithsonian:

SI Research Centers  
SI Museum-Research  


Smithsonian Castle, Washington DC


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