Rosalyn Sussman Yalow was the first female to graduate from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in Nuclear physics. She was the only female faculty member among 400, and there were no women’s bathrooms in the lab facilities—a major inconvenience, especially during the many nights she spent sleeping on the floor of the lab. But her grit payed off--graduating semesters early, making a jump in medical science and winning the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine in 1977.
Maria Sklodowska, better known as Marie Curie, was born in Warsaw, Poland on November 7, 1867. She was the top student in her secondary school. But enough about her academic achievements, did you know that she had to continue her studies in an underground informal class held in secret, she even worked as a governess and a tutor for five years, and due to her dedication to science she had to eat buttered bread and tea because of the little money she had. I guess what i'm trying to say is that this woman is one of amazing women in stem for her amazing contributions in radioactivity!