Monthly Archives: December 2015

Patricia Schmit

Photo provided by Tom Schmit for this newspaper article.  Caption:  Patricia Weber Schmit, Sophia Schmit’s grandmother, working at an electron microscope in 1948. Thanks to Bill Messer who sent this story. Bill says:  this was emailed to me by a … Continue reading

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Henrietta Leavitt

Thank you to Pangratios Papacosta, Professor of Physics at Columbia College Chicago, who suggested two women in Astronomy he says contributed much to science, despite gender discrimination. Papacosta brings our attention to Henrietta Leavitt, whose 1908 discovery of using Cepheid … Continue reading

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Dorrit Hoffleit

Thank you to Pangratios Papacosta, Professor of Physics at Columbia College Chicago, who suggested two women in Astronomy he says contributed much to science, despite gender discrimination. Papacosta say he was very fortunate to have met one of them who … Continue reading

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Della Bell

Connecting from Generation to Generation: Testimonies of Perseverance Thank you to Dr. Jacqueline Brannon Giles, who contributed this post. Those who love to study often find themselves alone, with their subject, paper, pen or computer. In order to reach excellence, … Continue reading

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Margaret Knight

Thanks to Barry Yeoman, who pointed out “an amazing story (audio) about a technology pioneer who would not be intimidated by intellectual-property thieves: Margaret Knight, owner of Patent No. 116,842.”

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