March 19, 2013
To celebrate Women's History Month, Arizona State University asked some prominent female university professors and scientists to share who inspires them. For the National Women's History Project, this year's theme is "Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination." In particular, ASU highlighted those female scientists in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Sustainability Scientist Alexandra Brewis Slade says her doctoral professor Jane Underwood, who passed away last year, inspires her to push boundaries and be a 'force of nature' like Underwood. Another Sustainability Scientist, Leah Gerber, cites National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration administrator Jane Lubchenco as a role model while Sustainability Scientist Jane Maienschein is fascinated by developmental biologist Beatrice Mintz.