The history of STEM- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math- is full of rich stories and smart people. These STEM profiles feature people who have shaped the world today. Their contributions teach us  about the world around us.

Explore the lives of mathematicians, computer scientists, biologists, and more! Read about the contributions that women have made in  STEM fields.  Learn about important ideas and read about their discoveries and uses.

Read about our STEM heroes and the knowledge they’ve passed on to enrich our lives.

Profiles in STEM: Christina Koch

On February 6, 2020, Astronaut Christina Koch landed on the ground in Kazakhstan in the Soyez space capsule, returning from a record-setting 328 days aboard the International Space Station.   Koch's stay on the ISS began on March 14, 2019 and continued through...

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Profiles in STEM: Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler is deemed to be a visionary among futurists, according to CNN’s Emanuella Grinberg. During a time in the latter half of the 1900s when the realm of science-fiction writers was dominated by an industry of mostly white dominated writers and she rose to...

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Women in Space: Milestone Achievements

Here at MakeCrate we have a particular fondness for women in STEM.  After all, our founder is a woman. We also have a fondness for space.  Because SPACE! So we thought it’d be fun to put the two together and celebrate just a fraction of the records,...

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Profiles in STEM: Rachel Carson

Perhaps the finest nature writer of the Twentieth Century, Rachel Carson (1907-1964) is remembered today as the woman who challenged the notion that humans could obtain mastery over nature by chemicals, bombs and space travel than for her studies of ocean life. Her...

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Profiles in STEM: Helen Greiner

  The team at MakeCrate loves automation and we are ready adopters of just about any tool to increase efficiency and eliminate chores. So today we are celebrating Helen Greiner, co-founder of iRobot, and one of the designers of the iRobot Roomba -a self-driving vacuum...

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Profiles in STEM: Katherine Johnson

This week, we're celebrating the life and work of one of the most important women in modern science. Before she helped send the first astronauts to the moon, won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and became the subject of an award-winning film, Katherine Johnson was...

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