Category Archives: Engineering

Sandra Kizior

Thanks to Sandy Kizior, who shared several photographs from her working life.  I smile every time I read this comment she left on the blog: Rachel I love you. Finally a “place” online I can feel like one of the … Continue reading

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Eleanor Baum

Thanks to regular GGSTEM contributor Jill Tietjen for this post: Eleanor Baum has spent her life breaking down barriers. As reported in the National Enquirer (!), one of the engineering colleges to which she applied did not accept her – as … Continue reading

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Harriet Strong

Thanks to Jill Tietjen, regular contributor to Grandma got STEM, co-author of the Bestseller Her Story, A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America, and President and CEO of Technically Speaking, Inc. for this post. Inventor and businesswoman Harriet Strong (1844 – 1926) said “I’d … Continue reading

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Fran Tate

Thanks to Cynthia Furse, who gave ggstem permission to capture the following blurb and pic from her blog.   Cindy wrote:  “I’m actually NOT positive that Fran Tate is a grandma, but she is a wonderful and entertaining electrical engineer, … 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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Lillian Gilbreth

Thank you to Jill S. Tietjen, President and CEO of Technically Speaking, Inc for this post about Lillian Gilbreth.  The photo is from the Library of Congress. Have you seen any of the Cheaper by the Dozen movies?  The original is based on … Continue reading

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Selma Karaali and Artemis Karaali

Thanks to Mathematics Prof. Gizem Karaali, who submitted this post about her two Turkish STEM-mas! I have two grandmothers with STEM for you. The first one is my paternal grandmother, Selma Karaali, who was born in 1918 in Istanbul, at the end of … Continue reading

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