Women in STEM Part II

This post will be updated as more paintings are completed.

These miniatures are inspired by a Mughal style miniature which was on display at CSMVS museum featuring portraits of Mughal queens and noblewomen.

They are done in mixed media on paper, and measure 5 cm by 6 cm.

Dr. Anandibai Joshi

1. Dr. Anandibai Joshi was the first female doctor in India. She was the first Indian woman to graduate with a degree in Western medicine in the United States. Married at the age of 9, Anandibai’s husband urged her to study medicine. On her return to India in 1886 she was appointed as the physician in charge of the female ward of the Albert Edward Hospital in Kolhapur. She died of tuberculosis at the age of 21, in 1887.


Dr. Fabiola Gianotti

2. Dr. Fabiola Gianotti is a particle physicist, and Director General of CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research). She is the first woman to hold this post. Gianotti is a research physicist and has worked on the ATLAS experiment (that discovered the Higgs particle); among several other experiments.


Gwynne Shotwell

3. The iconic Gwynne Shotwell, boss lady at @spacex. Gwynne has degrees in mechanical engineering and applied math; and worked at Chrysler, the Aerospace Corporation, and Microcosm (a space start up) before joining as SpaceX’s 7th employee. She is currently the President & COO, Elon Musk’s “ultimate confidante”, and is responsible for keeping everyone’s shit together at SpaceX.


Dr. Miranda Cheng

4. Dr. Miranda Cheng is a mathematician and theoretical physicist who works as an assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam. She is known for her work on string theory and umbral moonshine (a mathematical concept).


Dr. Katie Bouman

5. Dr. Katie Bouman- a computer scientist who played a major role in taking the first picture of a black hole; one of the most relevant women in STEM today.




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