Monthly Archives: April 2013

Ada Yonath

Thank you to Mar Gamish and Beryl Lieff Benderly, who suggested Ada Yonath for this project. Ada E. Yonath was born on June 22, 1939 in Jerusalem, Israel.  She currently is the Martin S. and Helen Kimmel Professor of Structural Biology … Continue reading

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Jean F. Hall

Jason Bittle’s article about Grandma got STEM in Slate.com features the picture above, courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.  The caption indicates that the woman’s name is Jean F. Hall and that she was a computer scientist at Argonne. The Argonne National … Continue reading

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Margaret Thatcher

Thanks to Allegra Swyfte for the heads up!  In May 2011, The Notes and Record of the Royal Society published a piece by Jon Agar called “Thatcher, Scientist.”  The full text is available for free here.  The photo above is … Continue reading

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Yvonne Brill

Thank you to Jill S Tietjen, who is becoming a regular contributor to Grandma got STEM, for this post! Pioneering rocket scientist Yvonne Brill died in March 2013 at age 88.  An amazing advocate for women, Yvonne tirelessly nominated women for … Continue reading

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Lillian Gilbreth

Thank you to Jill S. Tietjen, President and CEO of Technically Speaking, Inc for this post about Lillian Gilbreth.  The photo is from the Library of Congress. Have you seen any of the Cheaper by the Dozen movies?  The original is based on … Continue reading

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Shakuntala Devi

According to the Hindustani Times and The Hindu, Shakuntala Devi, a woman known as the ‘Human computer’ for her ability to perform lightning fast calculations, passed away Sunday morning in Bangalore at age 80.  The picture is from the Hindu article, which … Continue reading

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Old Tech User ~ Drunk Tech User?

I noticed this morning (3/21/2013) that ggstem had a bunch of hits from a site that was new to me:  techcrunch.com.  I decided to see what page the hits were coming from (thanks to WordPress, who provides this info).  David … Continue reading

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