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Women in STEM: Without Female Role Models, We Risk Losing Brilliant Minds in the Field

May 17, 2019 - Newsweek

As viral images go, scientists couldn't have asked for a better one-two combo. On April 10, the first-ever image of a black hole and its burning ring of gas was seen around the world. Next came a different kind of caught-in-the-moment radiance--the overjoyed reaction of Katherine Bouman, whose algorithm played a role in the black hole's capture.

It was a good day for science, as well as for women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

It was also, unfortunately, a rare ...