Donna Strickland first woman to win Nobel Prize in Physics since 1963

It’s not news that women in STEM fields are often underrepresented.  Comprising about half of the human population, women make up a significantly smaller portion of fields such as math, science, and engineering.  This doesn’t mean that they cannot make a big impact in their field of expertise.  Take Donna Strickland, for example, an associate professor at the University of Waterloo, who has recently won the Nobel Prize in Physics for her work as a PhD student on laser physics.