Georgetown Celebrates Its Scientific Community of Female Faculty, Students and Alumni
Representing Physical, Computer, social And Life sciences, MathemAtiCs And Medicine
Many women of Georgetown have made dramatic contributions to scientific knowledge over several decades – from the trailblazing research of astronomer and alumna Vera Rubin in the 1970s to today's faculty, who conduct a wide variety of research funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, other government entities and private foundations. The university also continues to support its female students and faculty through grants, scholarships and other means. This feature introduces some of Georgetown's outstanding women in science.
The university's long and storied record of exemplary work by women in the sciences continues with well-funded basic and applied research and efforts that include building a home for interdisciplinary gender-based research, recognizing annually its outstanding women in medicine and promoting science and technology for girls worldwide.
Georgetown professor Sarah Stewart Johnson leads a National Science Foundation-funded expedition to Antarctica that may one day help solve the question of whether there was ever life on Mars.
Heidi Elmendorf, an associate professor of biology at Georgetown, is named one of three finalists for the Cherry Award, one of the few national teaching awards for higher education in the country.