Science & Technology

Women in Science on the Air
4:43 pm
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Theo Colburn

Albany, NY – Theo Colburn is a professor of zoology and environmental health analyst. She is best known for her studies on the harmful effects of certain man-made chemicals on animals.

Women in Science on the Air
4:42 pm
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Stephanie Kwolek

Albany, NY – Stephanie Kwolek (b.1923). She dreamed of becoming a fashion designer and later, a doctor. Stephanie didn't exactly do either, but the clothing she helped make saves lives. She is the chemist who invented Kevlar, the material used in bullet-proof vests.

Women in Science on the Air
4:42 pm
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Gertrude Elion

Albany, NY – Gertrude Elion (1918-1999). As a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist and pharmacologist, Gertrude helped develop drugs to treat leukemia and arthritis, and prevent organ rejection.

Women in Science on the Air
4:39 pm
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Frances Gabe

Albany, NY – Frances Gabe (b.1915). Hate housework? Invent your way out of it! Frances Gabe did. She invented the self-cleaning house.

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Women in Science on the Air
4:39 pm
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin

Albany, NY – Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910-1994). While chemists around the world were trying to identify the composition of penicillin, Dorothy amazed them all by using x-rays to determine its structure.

Women in Science on the Air
4:37 pm
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Grace Hopper

Albany, NY – Grace Hopper (1906-1992). Grace was a pioneering computer scientist and Navy Admiral. She invented the compiler, the first program to translate computer programming language.

Women in Science on the Air
4:37 pm
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Helen Taussig

Albany, NY – Helen Taussig (1898-1986). Helen was almost deaf, so she diagnosed heart conditions by listening with her fingers. She eventually solved the mystery of blue baby syndrome.

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Women in Science on the Air
4:36 pm
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: May Edward Chinn

Albany, NY – May Edward Chinn (1896-1980). May was the first African American woman to graduate from the Bellevue Hospital Medical College. She practiced medicine in Harlem for 50 years.

Women in Science on the Air
4:35 pm
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Edith Quimby

Albany, NY – Edith Quimby (1891-1982). As a pioneer in radiology, Edith helped physicians determine more precise doses of radiation needed for cancer treatment with the fewest side effects.

Women in Science on the Air
4:35 pm
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Elizabeth Lee Hazen and Rachel Fuller Brown

Albany, NY – Elizabeth Lee Hazen (1885-1975) and Rachel Fuller Brown (1908-1980). Elizabeth was a microbiologist and Rachel was a chemist. Their collaboration led to a vaccine for pneumonia and one of the first effective antifungal medications.

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