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Isabella Karle

Isabella Karle in 2005 in Washington, DC Isabella Karle (1921- ) is a world-famous structural chemist, who has received almost all awards and distinctions except for the Nobel Prize. In fact, there are many who thought she should have shared … Continue reading

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Esther Shearer

Elisa Shearer, a social media intern at the American Association of University Women (AAUW) submitted this post about her mom, Esther. My mom’s a STEM grandma! She got her associate’s degree in chemistry and worked in various laboratories before she … Continue reading

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Hannah Green Sutton

Linda Green, a mathematician, shared this post from her mother, Hannah Green Sutton: I graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in 1957 with a BS in chemistry. My father, who had a PhD in chemistry, encouraged … Continue reading

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Naomi Rosenhaus Yager

This picture of Naomi Yager (1947, age ~25) has a great caption from the photo album: Naomi Hamermesh contributed this post about her grandmother, Naomi: My grandma, Naomi Yager earned a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics and a master’s in … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Weir

Milo Toor submitted this bio of his grandmother (and photo taken in the 1940s) Receiving a Ph. D. in Chemistry from Northwestern University, Beth worked intermittently at a host of institutions ranging from academic (among others, Carnegie Tech and University … Continue reading

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Joan Mashek

Debra Mashek submitted this memory of her Mom, grandmother of Rocco.  Here’s a pic of young Joan: Joan Mashek was a water quality analyst for the Environmental Protection Agency in western Nebraska.  Her lab was located in the Craft State … Continue reading

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