The New Jersey STEM Pathways Network honors diverse STEM leaders who have made and continue to make significant contributions in STEM.
Our “I Can STEM” historical and famous role models are individuals that have made a significant impact in STEM.
Shirley Ann Jackson was the first African-American woman to have earned a doctorate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the first woman and African-American to chair the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Alberto Pedro Calderón was an Argentinian mathematician. Calderón and his mentor, the analyst Antoni Zygmund, developed the theory of singular integral operators.
Flossie Wong-Staal was a Chinese-American virologist and molecular biologist. She was the first scientist to clone HIV and determine the function of its genes, which was a major step in proving that HIV is the cause of AIDS.