Women in science we admire

Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr nominated by Emily Flies

She evaded the Nazis and invented the first radio frequency-hopping technique to jam-proof torpedo guidance systems but Hedy Lamarr is remembered for her beauty, not her mind. Her invention formed the foundation for today’s wireless and Bluetooth technology but was ignored for a decade because of its woman inventor. As my motivation for science, I am inspired by the women who have succeeded, but I also remember the women whose potential was crushed by society’s expectations. Gender bias still exists today; we must remember the Lamarrs of the world and fight so that all women can reach their full potential.