Women are really under-represented in science, technology, engineering & mathematics (STEM) so much so that schools have been putting a lot of power behind it to make it more fun and interesting for girls in order to reach gender equality in these fields.
I think we need to encourage girls & women in our lives to pursue an education in this area and fight for jobs in the fields as well.
I thought this article on Wikipedia was perfect for today's topic
Alice Catherine Evans (January 29, 1881 – September 5, 1975) was a pioneering American microbiologist. She became a researcher at the US Department of Agriculture. There she investigated bacteriology in milk and cheese. She later demonstrated that Bacillus abortus caused the disease Brucellosis (undulant fever or Malta fever) in both cattle and humans.
I also found a timeline of Women in Science at Wikipedia that I will be spending some time today reading. Check it out!