Jill Tarter 

Jill Tarter, SETI Institute Trustee and the inspiration for Jodie Foster’s character in the movie, “Contact.” Photo provided by Jill Tarter.

Mika McKinnon 

Mika McKinnon, diaster scientist and “Stargate” science consultant. Photo provided by Mika McKinnon.

Laura Hahn & Angela Wolters

Laura Hahn and Angela Wolters are the editors of ‘Women and Ideas in Engineering: Twelve Stories from Illinois.’