Florence Bascom helped lead the way for women in the geosciences.  Dr. Florence Bascom was the second woman to earn a Ph.D. in Geology in the United States (1893), and the very first woman hired by the United States Geological Survey (1896). Dr. Bascom has strong ties to the local area–she taught the next generation of female geologists at Bryn Mawr College (1895), and her mapping of the Pennsylvania peidmont is still the base of most of our geologic maps today.  Learn more about Florence with these links.  https://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/7/7/pdf/i1052-5173-7-7-8.pdf and  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQVArui9iak

Florence Bascom at Yellowstone Lake