Dr. Florence Bascom, PhD, pioneer woman geologist
Florence Bascom conquered many firsts for women on her way to become the first American woman to attain a career as a professional geologist and tenured professor.
- 1st woman to receive a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.
- 1st woman geologist to join the United States Geological Survey.
- 1st woman to present a paper before the Geological Society of Washington.
- 1st woman elected to the Council of the Geological Society of America.
- 1st woman officer of the Geological Society of America.
- Founded the first geology department in a women’s university