Science & Technology

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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Women in Science on the Air
10:22 am
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Maria Agnesi

Albany, NY – Maria Agnesi (1718-1799). This brilliant daughter of Italian nobility spoke five languages, wrote the first books on abstract geometry, and dreamed of being a nun.

Women in Science on the Air
10:21 am
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Anna Morandi Manzolini

Albany, NY – Anna Morandi Manzolini (1716-1774). Anna was an artist who sculpted detailed anatomical models out of wax that were used in medical schools for centuries to come.

Women in Science on the Air
10:19 am
Fri September 12, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Laura Bassi

Albany, NY – Laura Bassi (1711-1778). This Italian mother of 12 became the first female professor of physics. She also successfully petitioned her university employer for more responsibility and a higher salary.

Women in Science on the Air
4:20 pm
Thu September 11, 2008

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Lilavati

Albany, NY – Lilavati (12th century). A noted Indian mathematician wrote a book used to teach algebra called Lilavati (or Leelavati). The book was named after his daughter who was also an excellent mathematician.

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