STEM Role Models Posters

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For Nevertheless Season 2 we commissioned four female illustrators from Mexico, Portugal, France, and the United States to produce these beautiful images. The women featured serve as amazing role models in their fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (or STEM is it’s often referred to). You can listen to our episode on STEM Role Models here.

We’d love you to download the images and print them out for your school or workplace. By taking part you’ll help raise the awareness of their achievements, and hopefully inspire a new generation of women working in STEM.

We’re going to be producing more in the coming months and thought we’d leave it to you to decide who we should feature. Is there a female STEM role model from where you live that deserves more attention? Let us know by filling in this very short online form.


Mae C. Jemison — Astronaut and Doctor

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Mae C. Jemison is an American engineer, physician and NASA astronaut. She became the first African American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992. She resigned from NASA in 1993 to found a company researching the application of technology to daily life. She has appeared on television several times, including as an actress in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She is a dancer and holds nine honorary doctorates in science, engineering, letters, and the humanities. She is the current principal of the 100 Year Starship organization.

Artist: Karina Perez is a Mexican American Illustrator/Designer. She’s always interested in exploring storytelling through design and colour to visually communicate the love and acceptance she receives from those around her.


Cynthia Breazeal — Scientist and Roboticist

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Dr. Cynthia Breazeal is an Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she founded and directs the Personal Robots Group at the Media Lab. She is also founder and Chief Scientist of Jibo, Inc. She is a pioneer of Social Robotics and Human Robot Interaction. She authored the book Designing Sociable Robots, and she has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in journals and conferences on the topics of Autonomous Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Human Robot Interaction, and Robot Learning.

Artist: Joana Neves is a digital artist from Portugal who loves drawing and started teaching herself how to digitally paint in 2014. She is driven by her longtime interest for fashion, folk tales, burlesque and animation.


Gladys West — Mathematician

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Gladys West is an American mathematician known for her contributions to the mathematics underpinning GPS. Her contributions to GPS were only uncovered when a member of her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha, read a short biography West had submitted for an alumni function.

Artist: Geneva B is a self-taught illustrator from North Carolina. She loves working with colours, drawing big hair, and adding whimsy with a touch of realism and happiness.


Rosalind Franklin — Scientist

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Rosalind Franklin was a pioneer of the study of molecular structures receiving recognition among scientists for her research on the molecular structure of coal, viruses, and DNA. Her X-ray diffraction images of DNA enabled the University of Cambridge’s Francis Crick and James Watson to identify the molecule’s double helix structure. For years her work on the structure went unnoticed as only Crick, Watson and Franklin’s colleague Maurice Wilkins received the Nobel Prize for the discovery in 1962. In 2003 The Royal Society established the Rosalind Franklin Award to bring attention to outstanding work of women in STEM.

Artist: Juliette Brocal is an animation student & illustrator from France who likes to draw seaside places, folk stuff and people playing music.


Nevertheless is a a podcast celebrating the women transforming teaching and learning through technology. Supported by Pearson. Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Soundcloud, TuneIn or RadioPublic. Listen to a sample episode:

Listen to the first episode of a new season in which we look role models and what needs what needs to be done to ensure that those who want to be it, can see it.