Read the story in TheNewsTribune.com of Tacoma, WA:
Dr. Rita Colwell, who became the first female director of the National Science Foundation in 1998, was included in Saturday National Women’s Hall of Fame, along with nine other inductees. Among the others inducted into the Hall of Fame Saturday were Senator Hillary Clinton and Maya Lin, who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.. The hall, which opened in 1969, honors women who have made valuable contributions to society and to the freedom of women. In all, 217 have been chosen for the honor by a national committee of judges.
Dr. Colwell is the chair of the science committee of Americans for UNESCO.