Beyond Curie—a design project celebrating women in STEM
Beyond Curie is an awesome new initiative from from creative director and design strategist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya.
We all know Marie Curie.
Born Maria Sklodowska, she was a Polish/French scientist who did pioneering research on radioactivity. The first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person ever to win it twice, and the only person to win it in two different sciences.
She was a badass, a legend, and one of the greatest scientists to have ever lived.
And yet, too often, Marie Curie is where the conversation begins and ends when it comes to women in science. The truth is, there are numerous women scientists, mathematicians, and engineers who have made incredible advances in their fields, and never earned the recognition they deserve.
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