Monthly Archives: February 2013

Mary R. Anderson-Rowland

I am a STEM grandma – I have seven wonderful grandchildren ages 6-17. My PhD is in Statistics and I am an Associate Professor of Engineering, Industrial Engineering in the Ira A Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. … Continue reading

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Judith Liebman

Judith Liebman’s granddaughter Lauren, a junior in high school, was given a class assignment to make a presentation about a family member. Unbeknown to Judith, Lauren developed a Powerpoint presentation about her grandmother’s STEM education and career just by Googling! … Continue reading

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Ann Scott

Beth Burroughs shared this remembrance of her mother: Ann Scott graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1969. She spent the 70s focused on her four children, and then took business, accounting and law classes part time in preparation … Continue reading

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Toni Zala

Judy Tanenbaum provided this great pic of Great Grandmother Toni Zala (nee Antonia Szilard in Budapest, 1902), who had a PhD in biochem. Judy shared these stories about her grandmother, Toni Zala: My grandmother wanted to be a doctor but … Continue reading

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Imelda Ahn

Anna Ahn submitted this post about her mom (picture taken by her granddaughter, Ashley, in 2008 in Hawaii): Imelda Ahn graduated at the top of her high school class in 1959 in South Korea. At the time, her parents were … Continue reading

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Miriam Almaguer Leiva

Katie Leiva submitted this post about her Mom: Miriam came to the US from Cuba in the 1950’s. She was only 13, but because she was tall for her age, she was put in high school classes: math, English, history, … Continue reading

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Seeking submissions and readers — let’s fill in the map!

At the end of the first work week of Grandma got STEM, I am delighted to share the map showing the countries where this week’s readers are located.  It has been so fun to watch the map fill in and … Continue reading

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Naomi Rosenhaus Yager

This picture of Naomi Yager (1947, age ~25) has a great caption from the photo album: Naomi Hamermesh contributed this post about her grandmother, Naomi: My grandma, Naomi Yager earned a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics and a master’s in … Continue reading

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Jean Ferguson Platt

Jean Platt was trained in mathematics and deeply involved in the founding of Harvey Mudd College, providing her energy and intellect to establish the College and support its mission.  She was the wife of Harvey Mudd College Founding President and physics Professor … Continue reading

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Dixie Swift

Dixie is featured in our banner giving a tour to some lucky folks at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.  Her daughter, Allegra, contributed this piece: My mom, Dixie Swift, would not describe herself as a scientist, though … Continue reading

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