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Meet Dr. Kristi S. Anseth. Dr. Anseth is a tissue engineer--reassembling life's basic building blocks into something that becomes living tissues within a body. At the age of only 37, she also has the distinction of becoming the first engineer to become a Howard Hughes medical investigator, "a prize usually reserved for Nobel-worthy researchers in the basic sciences," as noted in the article.
I've been lucky to have several good female mentors in biology and epidemiology; it's good to see an increase in female role models in other sciences as well, especially fields that are traditionally very male-heavy like engineering. Kudos.