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Many Canadian scientists must move to the USA for more opportunities.

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When winter comes to the Prairies, one must spend much of their time indoors. This gives them plenty of time to do research.

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Sometimes there just isn’t enough money in the piggy bank.

Annie Easley

1933-2011, USA
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– Was a rocket scientist at NASA (Centaur rocket stage).
– Developed important computer code, that is used in alternative energy, solar, and wind projects.
– Was one of the first African-Americans in her field.

Graphic by Ping Zhuwww.pingszoo.com
Annie J. Easley (April 23, 1933 – June 25, 2011) was an African-American computer scientist, mathematician, and rocket scientist.[1] She worked for the Lewis Research Center (now Glenn Research Center) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). She was a leading member of the […] read more

Maud Menten

1879-1960, Canada
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– Helped develop the Michaelis-Menten equation in biochemistry.
– Earned a medical degree (one of the first women in Canada) as well as a PhD.
– Had to move to Germany, as at the time, women were not allowed to do research in Canada.

Graphic by Ping Zhuwww.pingszoo.com
Maud Leonora Menten (March 20, 1879 – July 26, 1960) was a Canadian physician-scientist who made significant contributions to enzyme kinetics and histochemistry. Her name is associated with the famous Michaelis–Menten equation in biochemistry. Maud Menten was born in Port Lambton, Ontario and studied medicine at the University of Toronto (B.A. 1904, M.B. 1907, M.D. […] read more

Caroline Herschel

1750-1848, Germany
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– She discovered 8 comets.
– First woman to be paid by a government for scientific contributions.
– An asteroid, a comet, and a moon crater all bear her name.

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Caroline Lucretia Herschel (16 March 1750 – 9 January 1848) was a German astronomer, whose most significant contributions to astronomy were the discoveries of several comets, including the periodic comet 35P/Herschel-Rigollet, which bears her name.[1] She was the sister of astronomer William Herschel, with whom she worked throughout her career. She was the first woman […] read more