Women Who Inspire

Dr. Rebecca Crumpler

Dr. Rebecca Crumpler was the first African American woman to earn an M.D. degree.  Her ‘Book of Medical Discourses’ is one of the very first

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Valerie Thomas

Valerie Thomas is an African American scientist and inventor best known for her patented illusion transmitter and contributions to NASA research.

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Mary “Missy” Cummings

Mary “Missy” Cummings – A professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University Pratt School of Engineering. She was also one

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Anila Yadavalli Ph.D.

Anila Yadavalli Ph.D. – A MathCEP Assistant Professor in the School of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota who teaches math to students and tries

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Teal Potter

Teal Potter – A soil ecologist who studies farming practices and how the microbial communities impact the success of crops. She is based out of

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Lesley Jonas-Nartey

Lesley Jonas-Nartey – A technology delivery lead and consultant who assists businesses as they adjust to new, more innovative ways of working. She also works

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Maryam Zaringhalam Ph.D

Maryam Zaringhalam Ph.D. – Was a molecular biologist (studying RNA biology), but is now devoted to working with science policy. She has completed her Ph.D.

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Jacqueline K. Barton

Barton discovered that DNA conducts electric current but not as well — or not at all — when its tight organization is disrupted by damage

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We here at the Reading Science Center understand that these are unprecedented times. as such, we wanted you to know that we are taking the following precautions until further notice:

  • We have an air scrubber (Vollara) that we use in the Center
  • We have deep cleaning complete weekly 
  • Sanitizing every three hours using MICROBAN Sanitizing spray
  • Hand Snaitizer is readily available throughout the Center
  • Masking is required regardless of vaccination status
  • Limiting Hours (No Tuesdays until February)
  • Temperature Checks and an illness questionnaire
  • We respectfully request that if you or a family member with you is feeling under the weather, you visit us another time.  
  • If we need to close, we will post on Social Media as soon as we have made the decision

Thank You and we look forward to you and your family visiting the Reading Science Center!