Gisela A.M. Dreschoff, PhD

Year Inducted


Career Field

Physics, Astronomy


  • Physics researcher who has spent 20 field seasons in Antarctica
  • One of first women ever allowed to research in Antarctica
  • 1979: Recipient of the Antarctic Service Medal of the United States
  • 1983: Awarded the Group Achievement Award from NASA
  • 2000-03: President of the American Polar Society
  • Dreschhoff Peak, a mountain in Antarctica, named for her by the US Board on Geographic Names