Meet the Scientists and Engineers

National studies show that students who are aware of the wide variety of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers, the many paths to becoming a scientist or engineer, and the vibrant women and men involved in STEM today are more likely to stay interested in STEM and to consider a STEM career.

Cool Careers in Biotechnology

Cool Careers in Biotechnology

Amy Wagers
Amy Wagers
Stem Cell Researcher
Bilal Shafi
Bilal Shafi
Bioengineer
Gail Phillips
Gail Phillips
Cancer Researcher
Juan Carlos Brevis
Juan Carlos Brevis
Plant Geneticist
Kristala Jones Prather
Kristala Jones Prather
Chemical Engineer
Manolis Kellis
Manolis Kellis
Computational Biologist
Margaret Wilch
Margaret Wilch
Biotechnology Teacher
Michelle Chang
Michelle Chang
Biochemist
Sarkis Mazmanian
Sarkis Mazmanian
Biologist
Shikha Arora
Shikha Arora
Clinical Scientist
Thomas Goetz
Thomas Goetz
Science Writer
Todd Capson
Todd Capson
Conservationist
Cool Careers in Engineering

Cool Careers in Engineering

Angela Belcher
Angela Belcher
Materials Engineer
Aprille Ericsson
Aprille Ericsson
Mechanical Engineer
Celeste Ford
Celeste Ford
Entrepreneur
Ephrahim Garcia
Ephrahim Garcia
Aerospace Engineer
Jananda Hill
Jananda Hill
Software Engineer
Jan Talbot
Jan Talbot
Chemical Engineer
John Selker
John Selker
Ecological Engineer
Krishna Shenoy
Krishna Shenoy
Neuroengineer
Mark Dunzo
Mark Dunzo
Transportation Engineer
Penina Axelrad
Penina Axelrad
Navigation Engineer
Stephen Jacobsen
Stephen Jacobsen
Robotics Engineer
Susan Helms
Susan Helms
Air Force Lieutenant General
Cool Careers in Environmental Sciences

Cool Careers in Environmental Sciences

Andrew Revkin
Andrew Revkin
Environmental Reporter
Chad Jay
Chad Jay
Ecologist
Diane Evans
Diane Evans
Geologist
Heidi Cullen
Heidi Cullen
Climate Journalist
Inez Fung
Inez Fung
Climate Scientist
Jennifer Fortin
Jennifer Fortin
Wildlife Biologist
Julian Agyeman
Julian Agyeman
Environmental Policy Expert
Mahadev Raman
Mahadev Raman
Building Physicist
Marie Lynn Miranda
Marie Lynn Miranda
Environmental Mapper
Michael Heben
Michael Heben
Materials Scientist
Patrick Gonzalez
Patrick Gonzalez
Forest Ecologist
Rita Colwell
Rita Colwell
Microbiologist
Cool Careers in Information Sciences

Cool Careers in Information Sciences

Anthony Hornof
Anthony Hornof
Human-Computer Scientist
Atul Butte
Atul Butte
Physician-Scientist
Brewster Kahle
Brewster Kahle
Digital Librarian
Cristina Videira Lopes
Cristina Videira Lopes
Computer Programmer
Hiroshi Ishii
Hiroshi Ishii
Digital Visionary
Jeannette Wing
Jeannette Wing
Computer Security Expert
Jenna Burrell
Jenna Burrell
Ethnographer
Katrin Verclas
Katrin Verclas
Activist
Marissa Mayer
Marissa Mayer
Product Manager
Michael Quinn
Michael Quinn
Computer Ethics Expert
Patricia Katopol
Patricia Katopol
Knowledge Management Expert
Zoran Popović
Zoran Popović
Computer Scientist
Cool Careers in Math

Cool Careers in Math

Alexandre Bayen
Alexandre Bayen
Civil System Engineer
Daphne Koller
Daphne Koller
Computer Scientist
David Annis
David Annis
Sports Statistician
Deborah Estrin
Deborah Estrin
Networks Expert
Ermelinda DeLaViña
Ermelinda DeLaViña
Math Professor
Jonathan Farley
Jonathan Farley
Mathematician
Karl Schaffer
Karl Schaffer
Choreographer
Nancy Leveson
Nancy Leveson
Systems Engineer
Tony DeRose
Tony DeRose
Animation Scientist
Trachette Jackson
Trachette Jackson
Mathematical Biologist
Troy Miyasato
Troy Miyasato
Architect
Victoria Coverstone
Victoria Coverstone
Mission Designer
Cool Careers in Physics

Cool Careers in Physics

Andrés Larraza
Andrés Larraza
Acoustics Physicist
Craig Lee
Craig Lee
Oceanographer
Frances Hellman
Frances Hellman
Experimental Physicist
Gary Glatzmaier
Gary Glatzmaier
Computational Physicist
Iain Couzin
Iain Couzin
Animal Behaviorist
Jami Valentine
Jami Valentine
Patent Examiner
Julie Lundquist
Julie Lundquist
Atmospheric Scientist
K.C. Cole
K.C. Cole
Science Writer
Persis Drell
Persis Drell
Physics Laboratory Director
Pupa Gilbert
Pupa Gilbert
Biophysicist
Robert Thorne
Robert Thorne
Materials Physicist
Timothy Wei
Timothy Wei
Fluid Dynamicist
Cool Careers in Earth Sciences

Cool Careers in Earth Sciences

Adriana Ocampo
Adriana Ocampo
Planetary Geologist
Dawn Wright
Dawn Wright
Geographer
Harry Yeh
Harry Yeh
Civil Engineer
Joann Stock
Joann Stock
Geophysicist
Joaquin Ruiz
Joaquin Ruiz
Geochemist
Joshua Wurman
Joshua Wurman
Meteorologist
Kathy Sullivan
Kathy Sullivan
Astronaut
Mary Lou Zoback
Mary Lou Zoback
Earthquake Seismologist
Maureen Raymo
Maureen Raymo
Paleoclimatologist
Sid Perkins
Sid Perkins
Science Writer
Susan Solomon
Susan Solomon
Atmospheric Chemist
Tina Neal
Tina Neal
Volcanologist
Cool Careers in Engineering

Cool Careers in Engineering

Alexandria Boehm
Alexandria Boehm
Environmental Engineer
Ayanna Howard
Ayanna Howard
Robotics Engineer
Bernard Amadei
Bernard Amadei
Civil Engineer
Chuck Hoberman
Chuck Hoberman
Inventor
Dava Newman
Dava Newman
Biomedical Engineer
Ellen Ochoa
Ellen Ochoa
Astronaut
Emir Jose Macari
Emir Jose Macari
Soil Engineer
Natalie Jeremijenko
Natalie Jeremijenko
Design Engineer
Oksana Wall
Oksana Wall
Project Engineer
Oren Jacob
Oren Jacob
Computer Graphics Engineer
Soojin Jun
Soojin Jun
Food Engineer
Wanda Gass
Wanda Gass
Electrical Engineer
Cool Careers in Environmental Sciences

Cool Careers in Environmental Sciences

Camille Parmesan
Camille Parmesan
Climate Change Biologist
Chris Palmer
Chris Palmer
Environmental Film Producer
Margaret Caldwell
Margaret Caldwell
Environmental Lawyer
Mary Cleave
Mary Cleave
Astronaut
Rodolfo Dirzo
Rodolfo Dirzo
Tropical Ecologist
Surya Santoso
Surya Santoso
Energy Engineer
Susan Murcott
Susan Murcott
Water Engineer
Sylvia Earle
Sylvia Earle
Oceanographer
Tommy Hayes
Tommy Hayes
Environmental Science Teacher
Tyrone Hayes
Tyrone Hayes
Developmental Biologist
Weslynne Ashton
Weslynne Ashton
Industrial Ecologist
Windi Padia
Windi Padia
Wildlife Officer
Cool Careers in Green Chemistry

Cool Careers in Green Chemistry

Concepción Jiménez-González
Concepción Jiménez-González
Chemical Engineer
Dorian Canelas
Dorian Canelas
Organic Chemist
Jennifer King
Jennifer King
Chemistry Teacher
Jim Hutchison
Jim Hutchison
Green Nanoscientist
Joan Niertit
Joan Niertit
Air Quality Chemist
Kaichang Li
Kaichang Li
Wood Chemist
Martin Wolf
Martin Wolf
Product Technologist
Meg Schwarzman
Meg Schwarzman
Environmental Health Expert
Nandika D
Nandika D'Souza
Materials Engineer
Nneka Breaux
Nneka Breaux
Research Chemist
Omar Yaghi
Omar Yaghi
Materials Scientist
Paul Anastas
Paul Anastas
Green Chemistry Professor
Cool Careers in Medical Sciences

Cool Careers in Medical Sciences

Benjamin Carson
Benjamin Carson
Pediatric Neurosurgeon
Carlos Castillo-Chavez
Carlos Castillo-Chavez
Epidemiologist
Cosette Serabjit-Singh
Cosette Serabjit-Singh
Biochemist
Deborah Prothrow-Stith
Deborah Prothrow-Stith
Professor of Public Health
Donald Bliss
Donald Bliss
Medical Illustrator
Edith Cheng
Edith Cheng
Obstetrician
Gina Kolata
Gina Kolata
Medical Reporter
Julie O
Julie O'Connell
Physical Therapist
Miriam Nelson
Miriam Nelson
Nutritionist
Ralph Urgolites
Ralph Urgolites
Orthotist
Rhea Seddon
Rhea Seddon
Astronaut
Vincent Pieribone
Vincent Pieribone
Neurobiologist
Cool Careers in Space Sciences

Cool Careers in Space Sciences

Ann Devereaux
Ann Devereaux
Communications Engineer
Carolyn Porco
Carolyn Porco
Imaging Scientist
Christopher Chyba
Christopher Chyba
Astrobiologist
Geoffrey Marcy
Geoffrey Marcy
Astrophysicist
Joy Crisp
Joy Crisp
Geologist
Marcia Dunn
Marcia Dunn
Space Reporter
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Planetarium Director
Pascal Lee
Pascal Lee
Planetary Scientist
Ray Wheeler
Ray Wheeler
Plant Physiologist
Rosaly Lopes
Rosaly Lopes
Volcanologist
Sally Ride
Sally Ride
Astronaut
Sandra Faber
Sandra Faber
Astronomer