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Lucy Jones

Image of Jones in the LA Times Article credited to KNBC. Thanks to physicist Karen Daniels, who pointed out this LA Times article about the retirement of U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Jones.  The article notes that  “She’s retiring from … Continue reading

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Mary Anning

Thanks to Allegra Swift for the suggestion of this JSTOR Daily article about forgotten female fossilists!    

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Ellen Williams

Thanks to Sam Kome, who pointed out this article on innovation in battery technology.  The effort is led by Dr. Ellen Williams, director of ARPA-E. Here’s a release from Reuters:   A wing of the U.S. Department of Energy focused on … 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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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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Fe del Mundo

Thank you to Penney Kome, who pointed out this Facebook post about Fe del Mundo from the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS). The society also recommends this article.

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Pearl I Young

Thanks to Mimi Kome, who passed along this link about Pearl Young, which describes her as “the first woman to be hired as a technical employee at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), 1929. The organization which would later … Continue reading

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