Chien-Shiung Wu, Scientist
Name of AAPI FigureDr. Chien-Shiung Wu
What is the person’s Asian heritage or ethnicity?Chinese
Area of InfluenceScience
Date of birth or time period31-May-12
How did this individual make a contribution to their field or to society/culture at large?She worked on the Manhattan Project.
Why did you choose this person? What about their story speaks to you?She was from Suzhou and that’s where my mom’s from.
How does this person inspire you?She discovered Promethium.
What surprised you as you were learning about this person?She’s known as America’s “First Lady of Physics”
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Submitted byAlice Fang
City, StateBoston, Massachusetts