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Queer STEM History is a podcast about the lives and science of queer scientists throughout history. 

Learn more about some of our featured queer scientists ...


Lynn Conway

Episode 1

Computer Scientist, Electrical Engineer and pioneering transgender activist.


Ben Barres

Episode 4

Neurobiologist and the first openly transgender scientist in the National Academy of Sciences.


James B. Pollack

Episode 2

Astrophysicist who worked for the NASA Ames Research Centre.


Martha May Eliot & Ethel Collins Dunham

Episode 5

Pioneering research and careers in public health and pediatrics.


George Washington Carver

Episode 3

Agricultural Scientist born a slave who famously developed over 300 uses for the peanut

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Sally Ride

Episode 6

The first American woman and youngest American ever to go into space, and advocate for Women in STEM.

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