Science & Technology

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.

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

Sounds of Progress, Part II: Theano

Albany, NY – Theano (6th century). Students of algebra are familiar with the Golden Mean, but they may not know who discovered it. Many think it was Pythagoras, but some scholars believe it may have been his wife, Theano.

Women in Science on the Air
4:19 pm
Mon September 8, 2008

Perceptions of African American Undergraduate Women in Their Pursuit of a Ph.D. in Science (part 1)

Albany, NY – Data shows that fewer African American women than white women in STEM college programs are continuing on to graduate school. To figure out why this disparity exists, a doctoral candidate at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Ramona Hart, is conducting research to understand undergraduate African American students' perceptions of graduate education in STEM disciplines. Ms. Hart's research points to systemic failures in higher education that may be affecting students' feelings about pursuing advanced degrees.

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