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A convergence of STEM-Mas!

From left:  Dr. Della Bell, Mrs. Simone Massingill and Ms. Zorah Taylor (Simone’s sister). Thank you to STEM-Ma Jacqueline Brannon Giles for this post. Grandma Got STEM is touching the lives of many young women and a former student of Dr. Della … Continue reading

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Julia Robinson

Thank you to mathematician Peter Kuchment, who suggested “this wonderful book of Constance Reid about her sister Julia Robinson.” Here’s a couple of really nice Amazon reviews of the book: 5.0 out of 5 starsConstance Reid was a wonderful biographer … 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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Jacqueline Brannon Giles

Our Groans, Glory and Great Achievements By Professor Jacqueline Brannon Giles, Adjunct Professor of Mathematics; Region C Representative/National Association of Mathematicians Board of Directors. Foreword I am a grandma who loves STEM. The love for mathematics was instilled in me … Continue reading

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Emmy Noether

Emmy Noether (1882-1935) By Else Hoyrup Introduction This is a non-technical introduction to Emmy Noether, a German mathematician and physicist; one of the greatest mathematicians and physicists of the 20th Century. I first heard her name while an undergraduate studying … Continue reading

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Emmy Noether

Thanks to Darryl Yong, who shared this article about Emmy Noether by Lee Phillips. Please also see this updated GGSTEM article by Else Hoyrup.

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Frances Hugle

Thanks to the family of Frances Hugle for the following information. Frances Hugle was born Frances Betty Sarnat 13 August, 1927 in New York to Nathan and Lilyan (Steinfeld) Sarnatzky, both immigrants. She lived in Chicago until starting her first … Continue reading

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Ann Baker-Smith

Thank you to Jimi Cullen, who suggested I repost his blogpost about his grandmother on GGSTEM!  Jimi’s blog focusses on his thoughts, interests, and experiences in mathematics, theoretical computer science, and with STEM ethics and diversity. Jimi writes: Today (October … Continue reading

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Carol Jo Crannell

Thanks to Iolanthe Good, daughter of Annalisa Crannell and granddaughter of Carol Jo Crannell, all featured above! My grandmother (Carol Jo Crannell, known to me as ‘Nana’) was a Phi Beta Kappa physics major at Miami University in the late 1950’s. … Continue reading

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Etta Falconer

Talithia Williams, a statistics professor at Harvey Mudd College submitted this picture and remembrance from Spelman College.  Talithia is on the left, Dr. Falconer is in the middle and Ebonii Bell (now a Senior Systems Engineer at Raytheon) is on the … Continue reading

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