I received an email from Amy R. at a Strategic Agency (not the name, but the type of Agency). In it she gave me the following link:
Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Can't Name a Famous Female Scientist According to National Survey
Seeing the headline, my first thought was, "WTF? Seriously?" I asked Dr. Manto name one and he said, "You." (Which demonstrates his brilliance.) I've since asked other people and I've received one of three answers (I've yet to get 'you' as an answer again): (1) Marie Curie, (2) Rosalind Franklin, (3) Ummm.... Unfortunately, answer 3 seems to be the most prevalent. So, maybe that survey is about right. I hope not, though.