Women in STEM advent calendar: Day 20 – Ellen Hutchins

This winter, we are celebrating the festive season by honouring 25 amazing women in STEM, some of which you might not know of!

Ellen Hutchins

17 Mar 1785 – 9 Feb 1815

Ellen Hutchins’ extensive collection of rare flora underpinned the work of leading botanists of her day, who featured her work in their books. She studied non-flowering plants like seaweed and moss, drawing them in exquisite detail as well as drying and annotating herbarium samples. She collected over 1,100 specimens from Bantry Bay and discovered several new species, some of which are named after her.   

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Day 19 – Dr Rose Dieng-Kuntz


Posted in Advent 2018.