Beyond Curie—a design project celebrating women in STEM
They changed history and the world often without recogntiion

AR App


WATCH this demonstration of the Beyond Curie AR app at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, NC. See at the Beyond Curie portraits at


Explore another dimension of these illustrations with the Beyond Curie AR App

To experience Beyond Curie — the Augmented Reality experience, you need two things:

  1. A smartphone with the Beyond Curie AR app installed (we have versions for iOS and Android)

  2. An image of one of the AR enabled Beyond Curie portraits. This could be on a computer screen, a printed poster, even friend’s phone with the images loaded.

Load the Beyond Curie app on your phone — once it’s on and showing what your phone sees via its camera lens, point your phone at one of the AR-enabled portraits and see the image come to life on your phone! 3-D animations will appear inside the app on top of the portrait.


The AR-enabled badass ladies to use with the app:

  • Barbara McClintock

  • Carol Greider

  • Elizabeth Blackburn

  • Irene Joliot-Curie

  • Katherine Johnson

  • Linda Buck

  • Lisa Ng

  • Mae Jemison

  • Maryam Mirzakhani

  • Rosalind Franklin

  • Vera Rubin

  • Mildred Dresselhaus

  • Maria Goeppert-Mayer

  • YouYou Tu

  • Rosalyn Sussman Yalow