Category Archives: Aeronautics

Susan Wu

ERC, Inc., Chairman Dr. Susan Wu of Huntsville. Wu was named one of Caltech’s alumni of the year for 2013. Thank you to mathemagician Art Benjamin, who submitted this GGSTEM post: Born in Beijing, China in 1932, Dr.  Ying-chu Lin … Continue reading

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Melba Roy Mouton

Thanks to the Women Rock Science tumblr for the Oct 3, 2013  post about Melba Roy Moulton. The post includes the above photo (I believe the source is the NASA archives) of Moulton, who served as Assistant Chief of Research … Continue reading

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Mary Sherman Morgan

Thanks to Jennifer Ouellette (@JenLucPiquant), who shared this link on Twitter about a BBC article honoring Mary Sherman Morgan.  Jennifer noted that  In early 1950s, Mary Sherman Morgan was only female analyst among 900 rocket scientists at North American Aviation. … Continue reading

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Sheila Widnall

Thanks to Jill Tietjen, regular contributor to Grandma got STEM for this post. In her own words, Sheila Widnall, aeronautical engineer, faculty member at MIT, first female Secretary of the Air Force, inductee into the National Women’s Hall of Fame: “I … Continue reading

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Barbara A. Jordan Williams

Thank you to Nicole Yvonne Williams, who submitted this post about her mother. Most travelers don’t think about who is keeping them safe while they crisscross the country on America’s airways. Sure they know the pilot is flying the plane … Continue reading

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Valentina Tereshkova

Thanks to Grandma got STEM contributor Else Høyrup, who called attention to the fact that today is the 50th anniversary of the first woman in space:  Valentina Tereshkova on June 16, 1963.  She piloted the Vostock 6 spacecraft on a flight … 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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