Today is Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, dedicated to the memory of Sally Ride. In addition to the science resources mentioned in the Sally Ride post, check out these biographies of women who changed science:
Ada Byron Lovelace: the lady and the computer. The daughter of famous poet Lord Byron, she turned impatience and imagination onto mechanical inclinations, ultimately writing an Analytical Engine that was a prototype for computer programming. “The Analytical Engine has no pretensions whatever to originate anything. It can do whatever we know how to order it to perform.”
Marie Curie: scientist who made glowing discoveries. Like two new elements.