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.
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.
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.
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.