Are you researching something? Does that make you a researcher? A star being explored is the subject of research, and the person who does this is a star researcher. Research well, and you are both a researcher of stars and a star researcher — especially if you’re a female. One researcher at NASA was Mary Winston, and she was the first female African-American engineer to work there. Fun fact: she started her career as a human-computer. From Margaret Hamilton to Maria Curie, today we focus on superstar researchers — who also happen to be women!