Monthly Archives: May 2015

Reva K. Williams

While many women of color have made significant contributions to STEM fields for generations, some firsts are rather recent and worth acknowledging.  This means that the women who pave the way and lead by example, are grandmothers in a broad … Continue reading

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Emmy Noether

Thanks to Darryl Yong, who shared this article about Emmy Noether by Lee Phillips. Please also see this updated GGSTEM article by Else Hoyrup.

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Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

Photo from the Smithsonian Institution Archives Acc. 90-105 – Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Image # SIA2009-1326 Thanks to @STEMWomen, who noted on twitter that “Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin discovered that the sun is mainly composed of hydrogen,”  citing this Facebook page from … Continue reading

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Ingeborg Rapoport

Thank you to Amanda Ruiz, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at University of San Diego, who suggested this Wall Street Journal Article about Ingeborg Rapoport for GGSTEM. Ingeborg Rapoport to Become Oldest Recipient of Doctorate After Nazi Injustice is Righted:  102-year-old … Continue reading

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