Science & Technology

Albany, NY – (b. 1946) THIS THEORETICAL PHYSICIST WENT FROM STUDYING BEES UNDER HER PORCH TO HEADING THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION - LEAVING A LONG LIST OF 'FIRSTS ' IN HER WAKE.

Albany, NY – (b. 1936) A PROFESSOR ONCE TOLD HER THAT ACADEMIC FELLOWSHIPS WERE WASTED ON WOMEN. BUT THIS MICROBIOLOGIST REDUCED CHOLERA BY HALF IN BANGLADESH AND ROSE TO HEAD THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION.

Albany, NY – (b. 1935) A DECADE AFTER NEIL ARMSTRONG TOOK THE FIRST STEPS ON THE MOON, SYLVIA EARLE EARNED THE TITLE 'HER DEEPNESS' BY DESCENDING 1250 FEET, TAKING OUR DEEPEST STEPS ON THE OCEAN FLOOR.

Albany, NY – (1922-1998) HER RESEARCH HELPED "GET THE LEAD OUT" OF GASOLINE, BUT THIS PIONEER IN TOXICOLOGY SACRIFICED HER OWN SECURITY TO PROVE THAT WHAT WE CAN'T SEE CAN HURT US.

Albany, NY – (1914-2000) STARLET BY DAY-INVENTOR BY NIGHT. OVER 60 YEARS AGO, THIS HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR QUEEN PATENTED A MISSILE GUIDANCE SYSTEM THAT KEEPS YOUR CELL PHONE WORKING.

Albany, NY – (1907-1964) SHE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A WRITER, BUT A COLLEGE A BIOLOGY CLASS CHANGED THE COURSE OF HER LIFE, AND SOME SAY, THE COURSE OF THIS PLANET.

Albany, NY – (Late 1800s- Early 1900s) CAN YOUR COMPUTER GIVE BIRTH, BAKE OATMEAL COOKIES, OR DANCE A MEAN VIRGINIA REEL? THE EARLIEST 'COMPUTERS" AT HARVARD COULD.
These women painstakingly performed complex calculations needed to process data from those images. Their work helped determine the positions and composition of stars.

Albany, NY – (1878-1968) THIS JEWISH PHYSICIST INDIRECTLY CONTRIBUTED TO THE CREATION OF THE WORLD'S FIRST ATOMIC BOMB. BUT SHE WAS NOT HAPPY TO SEE HER WORK USED IN THE SERVICE OF DEATH AND DESTRUCTION.

Albany, NY – (1878-1972) IMMORTALIZED IN FILM AND LITERATURE, THIS MOTHER OF TWELVE IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE FIRST LADY OF ENGINEERING AND ONE OF THE FIRST WOMEN TO REALLY 'HAVE IT ALL'.

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

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Albany, NY – (1750-1848) THIS 18TH CENTURY CINDERELLA OF SCIENCE ROSE FROM A LIFE OF SERVITUDE TO RECEIVE ROYAL HONORS AND WORLDWIDE ACCLAIM AS THE FIRST LADY OF ASTRONOMY. I'M KATE MULGREW WITH HER STORY.

Albany, NY – (1706-1749) IN A TIME AND PLACE WHERE A WOMAN'S FUTURE DEPENDS ON HER COURTING ABILITIES, WHAT DO YOU DO WITH - AN UGLY DAUGHTER? EDUCATE HER! SHE JUST MIGHT GROW UP TO BE A GROUNDBREAKING MATHEMATICIAN! EMILIE DU CHATELET DID. AND BY THE WAY - HER LOVE LIFE WASN'T TOO SHABBY EITHER.

Albany, NY – (fl. 1st. Cent. BCE/CE) CHEMICAL ENGINEER OR ALCHEMIST? THE PROOF MAY BE IN THE PUDDING, BUT THIS 'SISTER OF MOSES' HAS A LIFE STORY AS SHROUDED IN MIST AS THE KITCHEN DEVICE NAMED FOR HER.

Albany, NY – (c. 2640 BCE) Almost 5000 years ago she invented a fabric as translucent as ice and as light as a cloud. Reveling the secret of its creation became punishable by death.

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