Women in Science on the Air
4:33 pm
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Alice Evans

Albany, NY – Alice Evans (1881-1975). She began her career trying to make cheese taste better, but her research eventually led to laws mandating the pasteurization of milk.

Women in Science on the Air
4:33 pm
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Lillie Rosa Minoka Hill

Albany, NY – Lillie Rosa Minoka Hill (1876-1952). This daughter of a Mohawk Indian woman and a Quaker doctor ran a kitchen clinic out of her Wisconsin farmhouse for 47 years.

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Women in Science on the Air
4:32 pm
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Sara Josephine Baker

Albany, NY – Sara Josephine Baker (1873-1945). Dr. Joe was the first woman to earn a doctorate in public health from New York University. She spent her career working to improve health care for the poor.

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Women in Science on the Air
4:31 pm
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Ellen Churchill Semple

Albany, NY – Ellen Churchill Semple (1863-1932). Ellen was an influential geographer. She was among the first to write about the ways the natural environment impacted the course of human history.

Women in Science on the Air
4:26 pm
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Emily Roebling

Albany, NY – Emily Roebling (1843-1903). Much of the construction of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge was directed by the architect's daughter-in-law, Emily.

Women in Science on the Air
4:23 pm
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Mary Walker

Albany, NY – Mary Walker (1832-1919). She was a surgeon in the Civil War, and the first and only woman to be awarded the Medal of Honor.

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Women in Science on the Air
4:21 pm
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Marie Lavoisier

Albany, NY – Marie Lavoisier (1758-1836). An arranged marriage led her to an unexpected role in the history of chemistry. As a laboratory assistant, translator, and scientific illustrator, Marie was instrumental in her husband's discoveries in chemistry.

Women in Science on the Air
11:57 am
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Emmy Noether

Albany, NY – Emmy Noether (1882-1935). She went into the family business as a young girl, but Emmy soon surpassed her father and her brothers as a mathematician, proving concepts behind Einstein's theory of relativity.

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Women in Science on the Air
11:55 am
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Elizabeth Blackwell

Albany, NY – Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910). The first woman to earn a medical degree, Elizabeth was rejected from 29 medical schools before being accepted. She graduated at the top of her class.

Women in Science on the Air
11:53 am
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Mary Somerville

Albany, NY – Mary Somerville (1780-1872). With almost no formal education, Mary became the most accomplished science writer of her time. The term scientist was coined to describe her.

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