Mildred Dresselhaus, Physics Pioneer

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Mildred Dresselhaus has been the first woman to win countless prestigious positions and honors in science. In 1960, when she arrived at MIT as a young researcher, only 4 percent of students were women. Today, almost 50 percent are women — in part to Dresselhaus' efforts. She talks about her own achievements in physics and her work on behalf of women in science.



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