Monthly Archives: April 2013

Odelola Adeyemi and her granddaughter, Dr. Adediwura Fred-Jaiyesimi

The Pan-African News Wire blog ran a story on March 13, 2013 entitled “Award-winning Plant Scientist Inspired by Grandmother.”  The article, by Victor Olusola and Bukola Apata, was from the Saturday magazine Life and Style.  The article says Dr. (Mrs.) … Continue reading

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Hilde Oberhofer

Today’s grandmother was featured for Women’s History month on the blog by The Bug Chicks.  On the blog, there’s a great video where you can hear granddaughter Kristie interview her 97 year old grandmother about her experiences as an air … Continue reading

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Around the World with Grandma got STEM

On 2-23-13 I posted this map showing countries with Grandma got STEM readers: At the time, I was astonished and delighted to already have readers from 23 countries and so many continents.  I hoped to “fill in the map” – … Continue reading

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Rita Brogan

Thanks to Eileen McConkie who sent this post: My mother, Rita Brogan, who is also a grandmother of 24 and a great grandmother, got STEM.  She was a reading specialist for Virginia public schools.  She continued her education and taught computer … Continue reading

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Lillian Proietto

Thanks to Cathlin Shapiro who submitted this post for her great-great aunt Lillian Proietto.  The photo is of Lillian with her nephew (Cathlin’s grandfather), Paul Romano. My great-great aunt, Lillian Proietto, was a trailblazer in the STEM field of Biology, and her … Continue reading

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie and the birth of Grandma got STEM

The banner of Grandma got STEM features a picture of Marie Sklodowska-Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934).  The picture is from her biography on the official website of the Nobel Prize.  When I first created the banner, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Today’s post is inspired by yesterday’s Atlantic.  For the In Focus section, Alan Taylor sent out a request for topics and promised to post high resolution pictures for the first 40 topics he received.  Number 18 contained a lovely shout-out to … Continue reading

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