Name of AAPI FigureChien-Shiung Wu
What is the person’s Asian heritage or ethnicity?Chinese
Area of InfluenceScientist in Physics, and activist
Date of birth or time period1912-1997
How did this individual make a contribution to their field or to society/culture at large?Fought for women’s rights in science (physics)
Why did you choose this person? What about their story speaks to you?She thought it was unfair about how she didn’t get a medal, when her “didn’t do much” colleagues got one, and stood right up.
How does this person inspire you?How she defended woman’s rights
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Submitted byAmane Yamaguchi
City, StateLexington Massachusetts