Monthly Archives: March 2013

Georgea Culpepper

Georgea graduated from Wellesley college in 1956 with a degree in mathematics.  She then worked at the Westinghouse Bettis as an applied mathematician developing nuclear reactor programs.  Later, after bearing four children, she worked at several companies designing such programs as … Continue reading

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Alyce Muldoon and Margaret “Peggy” O’Neil

Thank you to L. Daniel Muldoon, who submitted this post and sister-ly picture.  Yes, Daniel confirmed, that is a knife.   The picture is from St. Patrick’s Day in 1981. My grandmother, Alyce Muldoon (right), and her sister Margaret “Peggy” O’Neil … Continue reading

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Marge James

Thank you to Evelyn Lamb, who submitted this post about her Grandmother, Marge James.  Evelyn’s Scientific American blog is called Roots of Unity. This is my grandmother Marge James, medical technologist and women’s rights activist.  The picture is her engagement portrait from 1948. … Continue reading

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Laura Benjamin

Hi Rachel, My mom, Laura Benjamin, has a PhD in the molecular biology of cancer. Soon after getting tenured as a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, she left academia to become the Vice President of ImClone, a subsidiary … Continue reading

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Mary Vellos Klonowski

Thank you to undergraduate Math/Computer Science Major Joey Klonowski, who submitted this post about his grandmother: This photo is from the October 3, 1951 edition of The Southtown Economist, a daily newspaper on the South Side of Chicago, when my grandmother, … Continue reading

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Bettina Bair

Bettina Bair with with her granddaughter, Kira, teaching her about open source operating systems. I became a grandmother just 18 months ago, but I’ve been in computing since my first CS class in 1978.  Today I am teaching CSe at Ohio State University.  In … Continue reading

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Margaret Paul

Thanks to Rachel Rifkin, who encouraged Margaret Paul to share this story: I was born in 1939 and my father went off to fight in WWII within a year after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  I lived out in the country in upstate … Continue reading

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