Science & Technology

Women in Science on the Air
10:55 am
Wed March 25, 2009

Her-Story, Then: Shirley Ann Jackson

Albany, NY – (b. 1946) THIS THEORETICAL PHYSICIST WENT FROM STUDYING BEES UNDER HER PORCH TO HEADING THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION - LEAVING A LONG LIST OF 'FIRSTS ' IN HER WAKE.

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Women in Science on the Air
10:54 am
Wed March 25, 2009

Her-Story, Then: Rita Colwell

Albany, NY – (b. 1936) A PROFESSOR ONCE TOLD HER THAT ACADEMIC FELLOWSHIPS WERE WASTED ON WOMEN. BUT THIS MICROBIOLOGIST REDUCED CHOLERA BY HALF IN BANGLADESH AND ROSE TO HEAD THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION.

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Women in Science on the Air
10:53 am
Wed March 25, 2009

Her-Story, Then: Sylvia Earle

Albany, NY – (b. 1935) A DECADE AFTER NEIL ARMSTRONG TOOK THE FIRST STEPS ON THE MOON, SYLVIA EARLE EARNED THE TITLE 'HER DEEPNESS' BY DESCENDING 1250 FEET, TAKING OUR DEEPEST STEPS ON THE OCEAN FLOOR.

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Women in Science on the Air
10:52 am
Wed March 25, 2009

Her-Story, Then: Mary Amdur

Albany, NY – (1922-1998) HER RESEARCH HELPED "GET THE LEAD OUT" OF GASOLINE, BUT THIS PIONEER IN TOXICOLOGY SACRIFICED HER OWN SECURITY TO PROVE THAT WHAT WE CAN'T SEE CAN HURT US.

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Women in Science on the Air
10:51 am
Wed March 25, 2009

Her-Story, Then: Hedy Lamar

Albany, NY – (1914-2000) STARLET BY DAY-INVENTOR BY NIGHT. OVER 60 YEARS AGO, THIS HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR QUEEN PATENTED A MISSILE GUIDANCE SYSTEM THAT KEEPS YOUR CELL PHONE WORKING.

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Women in Science on the Air
10:50 am
Wed March 25, 2009

Her-Story, Then: Rachel Carson

Albany, NY – (1907-1964) SHE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A WRITER, BUT A COLLEGE A BIOLOGY CLASS CHANGED THE COURSE OF HER LIFE, AND SOME SAY, THE COURSE OF THIS PLANET.

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Women in Science on the Air
10:49 am
Wed March 25, 2009

Her-Story, Then: The Harvard Computers

Albany, NY – (Late 1800s- Early 1900s) CAN YOUR COMPUTER GIVE BIRTH, BAKE OATMEAL COOKIES, OR DANCE A MEAN VIRGINIA REEL? THE EARLIEST 'COMPUTERS" AT HARVARD COULD.
These women painstakingly performed complex calculations needed to process data from those images. Their work helped determine the positions and composition of stars.

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Women in Science on the Air
10:45 am
Wed March 25, 2009

Her-Story, Then: Lise Meitner

Albany, NY – (1878-1968) THIS JEWISH PHYSICIST INDIRECTLY CONTRIBUTED TO THE CREATION OF THE WORLD'S FIRST ATOMIC BOMB. BUT SHE WAS NOT HAPPY TO SEE HER WORK USED IN THE SERVICE OF DEATH AND DESTRUCTION.

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Women in Science on the Air
10:44 am
Wed March 25, 2009

Her-Story, Then: Lillian Moller Gilbreth

Albany, NY – (1878-1972) IMMORTALIZED IN FILM AND LITERATURE, THIS MOTHER OF TWELVE IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE FIRST LADY OF ENGINEERING AND ONE OF THE FIRST WOMEN TO REALLY 'HAVE IT ALL'.

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