Science & Technology

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

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

Albany, NY – (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.

Albany, NY – (370?-415 C.E.). Today's students can thank this 4th century mathematician for making geometry courses easier to understand.

Albany, NY – Dr. Karen Hitchcock is currently the Principal and Vice Chancellor of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She is the former President of The University at Albany, a research University in Upstate New York, where this story took place. Join Dr. Hitchcock for a look at how the president of a University can impact science. For more information, please visit: http://qnc.queensu.ca/story_loader.php?id=409d1ef96b777

Albany, NY – Julie Spicer England began her career with a degree in chemical engineering, but it was her grasp of the scientific process that led her to her work with Texas Instruments. England leads a team that builds the components that go inside our cell phones and cd players. England discusses the work she does, and how she combines science and communications to effectively manage her team at Texas Instruments.

Albany, NY – Medical researchers need tools to conduct measurement and experiments. At Agilent Technologies, Darlene Solomon leads a team of scientists that build those tools. Solomon speaks about her work at Agilent and what it takes to solve challenging problems in science and technology.

Albany, NY – Sue Husari uses science to put out fires. Husari started putting out fires as a part time job in college, work that turned into a lifelong career. In this story Husari talks about her work and the importance of science and technology in fighting fire.

Albany, NY – Shoshana Loeb has always been fascinated by the world around her. With advanced degrees in math and physics, Loeb's works contributed to the fields of medicine, telecommunications and many other industries. But Loeb was always curious about the business world, so she started Elity Systems, a business that helps other businesses be more 'customer friendly' with the help of computer technology. Loeb speaks about starting Elity systems, and about the pleasure she gets from learning new things.

Albany, NY – As a schoolgirl in the Bronx, Tahira Reid dreamed up a machine that would allow her to play double-dutch jump rope all by herself. More than a decade later Reid and her classmates at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute made that dream come true. In this story Reid talks about the process of inventing, and how her childhood dream became a reality. http://designscience.umich.edu/tahira.html

Albany, NY – As a fish hatchery manager at a state university, Laurie Trotta is responsible for raising fish, and for teaching her students to raise them. That work is called aquiculture. In this story, Trotta discusses the study of aqua culture and why it's important.

Albany, NY – Seismologist Sue Nava studies earthquakes from her post at The University of Utah. In this story, Nava talks about the study of earthquakes, and what happens when the earth moves.

Albany, NY – Genomics is at the cutting edge of medical research today, and Claire Fraser is helping to lead the way. Fraser and her husband left good jobs at the National Institute of Health to create the Institute for Gnomic Research. In this story, Fraser talks about her career decisions and what she hopes to accomplish in gnomic research. For more information, please visit: http://medschool.umaryland.edu/FACULTYRESEARCHPROFILE/viewprofile.aspx?id=20004

Albany, NY – Ever wonder who designs the computer games you play? Graphic Artist Marcella Cabrera manages a team of designers who help create the games you play. Cabrera talks about her work as a graphic designer and how art and science combine to create computer games.

Albany, NY – As technical director of the Calvin Theater in Northampton Massachusetts, it's Holly Gettings job to make sure the show goes on. In this story she speaks about the fun, diverse, and scientific job of a technical director.

Albany, NY – Irene Greif is an expert in how people work with computers. As director of research at Lotus, Greif and her team study how people use their computers. They then use this information to help develop new products which allow consumers to use their computers more effectively. In this story, Greif speaks about this research process. Women In Technology International (WITI): http://www.witi.com/center/witimuseum/halloffame/2000/igreif.php

Albany, NY – Jane Hartwell combines art and technology to produce animated films. Most recently, Hartwell was the associate producer for the PDI/Dreamworks feature, 'Shrek'. Hartwell was also involved in the production of the animated feature 'Antz' and worked with Walt Disney Productions on 'James and the Giant Peach'. In this story, Hartwell speaks about the role science and technology play in producing an animated feature.

Albany, NY – Kathryn Born is a medical illustrator whose work appears everywhere from medical textbooks to films. In this story, Borne speaks about combining art and science to help people understand the human body.

Albany, NY – Volcanologist Kathy Cashman knows what it's like to be inside a volcano. Her research has taken her around the world to study how and why volcano's erupt. In this story, Cashman speaks about her work studying volcanology. Ms. Cashman's webpage: http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~cashman/

Albany, NY – Kellie-Bea Cooper wears a lot of hats. As a digital animator, an art director, a story teller and a digital puppeteer, Cooper combines art and technology to tell stories to her audience. Cooper's Bio can be found here: http://women.animation.org/1999/kellie-bea_cooper.html

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