It's time to give credit where credit is due -- by naming our 2016 SmarterU software updates after six illustrious but often unsung heroes in the sciences.

There have always been women making significant contributions to science and technology. Culturally, we seem to be more familiar with women in social/environmental sciences, like Margaret Meade and Jane Goodall, or astronauts like Sally Ride and Roberta Bodnar. Other than the Nobel-prize-winning physicist Marie Curie – most people can’t identify women who contributed to mathematics, chemistry, physics or engineering. Six releases – six opportunities to shine a light on some note-worthy women to honor their contribution to the work we do every day.

The six Releases are Lovelace (April 2), Noether (May 28), Hopper (July 30), Lamarr (Sept 24), Meitner (Nov 19 - coming soon), and Franklin (Dec 10 - coming soon).

Read more on these influential Women in STEM.

Ada
Lovelace
Amalie 'Emmy' Noether
Grace
Hopper
Hedy
Lamarr
Lise
Meitner
Rosalind Franklin