Science & Technology

Women in Science on the Air
4:51 pm
Tue March 24, 2009

Her-Story, Then: Mileva Maric Einstein

Albany, NY – (1875-1948) SHE DIED ALONE AND PENNILESS. BUT SOME SCHOLARS SAY THIS LITTLE KNOWN SERBIAN WOMAN CONTRIBUTED TO THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY.

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Women in Science on the Air
4:51 pm
Tue March 24, 2009

Her-Story, Then: Alice Hamilton

Albany, NY – (1869-1970) ALLOWED TO OBSERVE LECTURES ON THE CONDITION THAT SHE 'MAKE HERSELF INCONSPICUOUS,' THIS PIONEER IN INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE EVENTUALLY ACHIEVE WIDESPREAD RECOGNITION AS A PROMINENT "MAN OF SCIENCE".

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Women in Science on the Air
4:50 pm
Tue March 24, 2009

Her-Story, Then: Elizabeth Fleischmann

Albany, NY – (1859?-1905) THIS BOOKKEEPER WAS TOO POOR TO FINISH HIGH SCHOOL. BUT IN 1896 SHE DEVELOPED HER OWN X-RAY EQUIPMENT. NINE YEARS LATER SHE WAS THE FINEST RADIOGRAPHER IN THE WORLD.

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Women in Science on the Air
4:50 pm
Tue March 24, 2009

Her-Story, Then: Marie Curie

Albany, NY – (1867-1934) WHEN THE FAMILY BUSINESS IS SCIENCE, DON'T BE SURPRISED TO FIND A FEW NOBEL PRIZES IN THE CLOSET. ONE OF POLAND'S FAVORITE DAUGHTERS WON TWO, AND HER DAUGHTER, ANOTHER.

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Women in Science on the Air
4:49 pm
Tue March 24, 2009

Her-Story, Then: Beatrix Potter

Albany, NY – (1866-1943) WHAT DO CUDDLY BUNNIES FLOPSY, MOPSY, COTTONTAIL AND PETER HAVE IN COMMON WITH FUNGUS AND ALGAE? ARTIST AND VICTORIAN NATURALIST BEATRIX POTTER.

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Women in Science on the Air
4:49 pm
Tue March 24, 2009

Her-Story, Then: Alice Northrop

Albany, NY – (1864-1922) THIS BOTANIST TRAVELED THE WORLD FINDING SPECIMENS FOR MUSEUMS. BUT HER MOST PRECIOUS COLLECTION WAS RIGHT HERE AT HOME - THE THOUSANDS OF NEW YORK CITY SCHOOL CHILDREN SHE INTRODUCED TO NATURE, BOTH DURING - AND AFTER - HER LIFETIME.

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Women in Science on the Air
4:48 pm
Tue March 24, 2009

Her-Story, Then: Sofia Kovalevskaya

Albany, NY – (1850-1891) PLAYWRIGHT AUGUST STRINDBERG CALLED HER A MONSTROSITY, BUT THIS DAUGHTER OF 19TH CENTURY RUSSIAN NOBILITY REACHED GREAT MATHEMATICAL HEIGHTS. AND TODAY SHE'S IMMORTALIZED ON THE MOON.

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Women in Science on the Air
4:47 pm
Tue March 24, 2009

Her-Story, Then: Maria Mitchell

Albany, NY – (1818-1889) THIS GREATEST AMERICAN SCIENTIST OF THE 19TH CENTURY NOT ONLY FOLLOWED HER OWN STAR SHE SPENT A LIFETIME OPENING DOORS SO GENERATIONS OF WOMEN COULD FOLLOW THEIRS.

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Women in Science on the Air
4:47 pm
Tue March 24, 2009

Her-Story, Then: Ada Byron Lovelace

Albany, NY – (1815-1852) WHEN MOM IS THE PRINCESS OF PARALLELOGRAMS AND DAD IS THE CENTURY'S RACIEST POET HOW' S A GIRL TO CALCULATE HER FUTURE? ADA AUGUSTA BYRON THOUGHT SHE COULD COUNT ON A COMPUTER. BUT SHE WAS A WOMAN AHEAD OF HER TIME.

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Women in Science on the Air
4:46 pm
Tue March 24, 2009

Her-Story, Then: Sophie Germain

Albany, NY – (1776-1831) IT'S NOT UNUSUAL FOR PARENTS AND TEENAGERS TO ARGUE OVER SCHOOLWORK, BUT THIS 18TH CENTURY MATHEMATICIAN HAD TO FIGHT FOR HER RIGHT TO STUDY. HER WORK IN NUMBER THEORY HELPS KEEP THE EIFFEL TOWER STANDING TODAY.

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