Monthly Archives: May 2013

Lise Meitner

Thanks to the blogger at Synthetic Environment for a post about impressive female chemists, including Lise Meitner (1878-1968). Here is a biographical sketch from the San Diego Supercomputer Center’s Women in Science Site. In 1945, the Royal Swedish Academy of … Continue reading

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Grace Hopper

Thank you to Jill S. Tietjen, President and CEO of Technically Speaking, Inc. and regular contributor to Grandma got STEM for this remembrance of Admiral Grace Hopper. The woman whom I credit as the catalyst for all of the work that I … Continue reading

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Virginia Apgar

Thank you to regular GGSTEM contributor, Jill Tietjen, for this post about Virginia Apgar.  Apgar’s photo is from the Library of Congress. Do you know what your Apgar Score was?  In all likelihood, at one minute and five minutes after … Continue reading

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Maud Menten

Thanks to Erin Digitale, a science writer at the Stanford University School of Medicine who suggested Maud Menten for Grandma got STEM.  Erin wrote that she is the “Menten” in the “Michaelis-Menten” equation, which is used to explain much of the … Continue reading

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