Science & Technology

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-758799.mp3 Albany, NY Lillie Rosa Minoka Hill (1876-1952). This daughter of a Mohawk Indian woman and a Quaker doctor ran a kitchen clinic out of her Wisconsin farmhouse for 47 years.

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-758795.mp3 Albany, NY Sara Josephine Baker (1873-1945). Dr. Joe was the first woman to earn a doctorate in public health from New York University. She spent her career working to improve health care for the poor.

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-758793.mp3 Albany, NY Ellen Churchill Semple (1863-1932). Ellen was an influential geographer. She was among the first to write about the ways the natural environment impacted the course of human history.

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-758781.mp3 Albany, NY Emily Roebling (1843-1903). Much of the construction of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge was directed by the architects daughter-in-law, Emily.

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-758780.mp3 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.

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-758765.mp3 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 husbands discoveries in chemistry.

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-758819.mp3 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 Einsteins theory of relativity.

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-758779.mp3 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.

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-758777.mp3 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.

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-758763.mp3 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.

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-758761.mp3 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.

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-758760.mp3 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.

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-758043.mp3 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.

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-758041.mp3 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.

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-756338.mp3 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. Harts research points to...

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-753720.mp3 NY An experiment that could pave the way for changing the off-track betting landscape is about to make its debut on a BlackBerry near you.as we hear in this report from WAMCs Dave Lucas. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-728962.mp3 Berkshire County, MA A privately held family company in the Berkshires is selling a minority interest to a New York based investment partnership. More from WAMCs Carrie Saldo. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-728961.mp3 MA Former Gov. Mitt Romney hoped to be at the Republican National Convention as his partys presidential nominee, but he may have to settle for being leader of the Massachusetts delegation instead. WAMCs Carrie Saldo has the details. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-728960.mp3 Springfield, MA Massachusetts highest court has ruled that Governor Deval Patrick was within his rights to fire the chief medical examiner in Massachusetts. WAMCs Carrie Saldo has this report. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-728959.mp3 MA The state auditor in Massachusetts says delays in processing criminal traffic convictions are keeping unsafe drivers on the road for years. More from WAMCs Carrie Saldo. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-728958.mp3 Hartford, CT Connecticut Governor Jodi Rells budget chief is warning state lawmakers that the projected $150 million state budget deficit could worsen. Details from WAMCs Carrie Saldo.
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http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-725560.mp3 Litchfield, CT Connecticut native and presidential
candidate Ralph Nader has made a campaign stop in the state to raise money for his campaign. WAMCs Jill Rontey has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

By Nancy Cohen http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-709497.mp3 New York City The American Institutes for Research recently published a study that compares the performance of 8th graders in individual American states, to students in top-performing countries like Japan and South Korea. Students in the highest-performing U.S. states ranked below their peers in foreign countries in math and science. Dr. Penny Hammrich is working to increase American students,...

By Kayla Rosenfeld http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-698226.mp3 Hawaii Researchers at the University of Hawaii are examining the role that language plays in young girls confidence in their mathematic abilities. They are studying the language parents and children use while working together on mathematical tasks. The researchers are most interested in determining whether the language is different if the child is working with the father or mother.

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-690267.mp3 Stanford, CA Women are less likely to seek careers in computer science than almost any other scientific job. A team of researchers at Stanford University is trying to determine why this is the case and what schools can do to try and improve programs to encourage more women to stay in computer sciences.

By Sandra Sleight-Brennan http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-681347.mp3 Columbus, OH Recent research offers a strong indication of the types of interventions that benefit girls choices of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics...STEM careers. Although exposure to science throughout the K thru 12 curriculum is crucial, the middle school years appear to be the most pivotal time for girls. Findings were used to design the Young Womens Summer Institute...

By Richard Paul http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-672424.mp3 Norfolk, VA While Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) continue to grow, they are often the least understood and least studied institutions in higher education. But thats changing at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia. They have a grant to study their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) student scholarship program. Its part of whats called DNIMAS, the...

By Richard Paul http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-672419.mp3 Norfolk, VA Just last month, the National Science Foundation released its latest Science and Engineering Indicators report. Amongst the data, is a list of 50 colleges and universities awarding the most degrees to African-Americans in science and engineering. Of course theres Spelman, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Cornell. But also in that mix of top schools, is Norfolk State University....

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-660600.mp3 Denver, CO Fewer young adults are training for technical careers. Women, especially, are opting out. Dr. Lecia Barker wants to change that. Dr. Barker heads the University of Colorado at Boulders Evaluation and Research Group at ATLAS, the Alliance for Teaching, Learning and Society Institute. The mission of ATLAS is to expand information technology training from Kindergarten through college. Barker is also a...

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wamc/local-wamc-559700.mp3 1805-1881 FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE REFUSED TO LET THIS CARIBBEAN NURSE SERVE IN THE CRIMEAN WAR BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF HER SKIN. BUT THE WOMAN WHO CALLED HERSELF A VERY HUMBLE ACTOR FOUND A WAY TO SERVE ANYWAY. AND THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY WELCOMED HER INTO THEIR HOME. Mary Seacole first practiced medicine on her dolls. Then on dogs and cats. And then on the officers at the local army camp. Born in 1805 in Jamaica to...

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