SheHeroes In The News: Margaret Murnane

Margaret-MurnaneHere at SheHeroes we are never surprised when we hear about the SheHeroes we have interviewed doing even more amazing things. But a recent announcement made last week made us smile just a little bit wider when we read the news.

Last week President Obama announced his intent to appoint several individuals as Members of the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science. “I am confident that these impressive men and women will make valued additions to this administration. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead” said the President in the announcement.

We are so excited to say that one of those appointees is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics and of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Colorado and SheHero interviewee, Margaret Murnane!

Earlier this year we were able to film our inspiring interview with Professor Murnane on location at the University of Colorado. Murnane talked about how she overcame other’s doubt about her ability to do physics and how much she loves to watch students overcome their own fears about not knowing enough.

On August 25, 1959, by an act of the Congress of the United States under Public Law 86-209, The National Medal of Science was established. Originally the medal was meant to honor scientists in the fields of the physical, biological, mathematical, or engineering sciences.

The National Medal of Science is an honor bestowed by the President of the United States bestows The National Medal of Science to individuals who have made important contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the fields of behavioral and social sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics.

Check out the interview with Margaret Murnane here, and see for yourself why we could not think of anyone who deserves this honor more.

SheHeroes wishes to offer Professor Murnane our heartfelt congratulations and we hope that all the young SheHeroes see what dedication, passion, and simply believing in yourself can accomplish!

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