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STEM Women Hall of Fame: Sci Fi Creatoress

In 1666, Lady Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, penned one of this universe's earliest examples - if not the first - of science fiction.

STEM Women Hall of Fame:  The Mother of Electronic Music

Arguably the mother of electronic music, Daphne Oram co-founded and directed the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop, one of the most famous electronic music studios ever. And though her abstract sounds might not please all ears, Oram's persistent passion for making her namesake noise and building her own synthesizers is a timeless lesson of a woman fighting to do what she loves.

15 Women Astronomers You Should Know

As a follow-up to our "Stargazers" two-parter, here's a closer look at some of the shining stars in the fascinating history of women in astronomy.

STEM Women Hall of Fame: First Lady of Physics

Her name is Chien-Shiung Wu, but you can call her by one of her nuclear nicknames: First Lady of Physics, Queen of Nuclear Research, or The Chinese Marie Curie.

STEM Women Hall of Fame: Alice Augusta Ball

In her brief life, pharmaceutical chemist Alice Augusta Bell achieved multiple firsts and saved lives with her breakthrough research.

STEM Women Hall of Fame: Evolutionary Revolutionary

STEM Women Hall of Fame: The Mother of the Internet

STEM Women Hall of Fame: The First Female Rocket Scientist

Stuff Mom Never Told You highlights the first female rocket scientist Mary Sherman Morgan. Learn more at HowStuffWorks.