“Failure is part of discovering the problem you need to be working on. If, as an entrepreneur, you are afraid to fail or to admit the failure of your efforts, then you completely lose any chance at being able to adapt and succeed at finding the problem that needs solving.” —Caterina Fake Entrepreneur and Social Media Innovator who co-founded Flickr, Hunch.com and Findery.
“Space exploration was my passion from a very young age, and I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I would dream and design space colonies while sitting atop the roof of my family’s home in Argentina.” —Adriana Ocampo Space geologist who explores solar system objects like planets, comets and asteroids for NASA
“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” —Marie Curie Physicist and chemist
“The goal of scientists is you hope that the thing you’re working on is bigger than the thing you’re pipetting into that tube at the moment.” —Bonnie Bassler Molecular Biologist who is nicknamed “the Bacteria Whisperer” for her work discovering how bacteria communicate
“Today engineering really is a boys’ club, and I don’t fit in…but, I believe that our little girls will.” – Debbie Sterling Engineer and founder of GoldieBlox, a toy company out to inspire the next generation of female engineers
“Most of the time I liked school and got good grades. In junior high, though, I hit a stumbling block with math—I used to come home and cry because of how frustrated I was! But after a few good teachers and a lot of perseverance, I ended up loving math and even chose it as a major when I got to college.” —Danica McKellar Mathematician, writer and actress
“My first time camper talked non-stop, except to eat, about her camp experience. She had nothing but great things to say about […]