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Where did KEVLAR come from? From Stephanie L. Kwolek: b. 1923.  She created  the first of a family of synthetic fibers of exceptional strength and stiffness. The best known is Kevlar, the material used in "bullet-proof" vests, as well as in boats, airplanes, ropes, cables, tires, tennis racquets, skis -- hundreds of applications

Stephanie Louise Kwolek (July 1923 - June was an Polish-American chemist who

Elizabeth Blackburn Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California at San Francisco Each time a cell divides, its chromosomes shorten slightly. To protect vital genes from being lopped off, chromosomes are capped with telomeres, blocks of DNA and protein. Telomeres are maintained by telomerase, an enzyme discovered by Blackburn  and biologist Carol Greider. In most healthy cells, telomerase production eventually ceases, telomeres whittle down, and the cell dies.

Elizabeth Blackburn Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California at San Francisco Each time a cell divides, its chromosomes shorten slightly. To protect vital genes from being lopped off, chromosomes are capped with telomeres, blocks of DNA and protein. Telomeres are maintained by telomerase, an enzyme discovered by Blackburn and biologist Carol Greider. In most healthy cells, telomerase production eventually ceases, telomeres whittle down, and the cell dies.

The case caught media wildfire after a crime blogger named Alexandria Goddard began writing about the Steubenville rapists, and criticizing local law enforcement officers for not prosecuting more of the youngsters in attendance. She was harassed  sued for exposing them. She was hospitalized and even lost her best friend. Still, she says she would do it again.

Steubenville Rape Case Splits Town Between Big Red and Guy Fawkes

Post with 6515 votes and 872143 views. This woman helped jail the Steubenville rapists

March is the Women’s History Month celebrated globally to highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. The month corresponds with the International Women’s Day which is marked globally on March 8. As part of Face2Face Africa’s commitment to informing and connecting black people around the world, we have resolved to...

March is the Women’s History Month celebrated globally to highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. The month corresponds with the International Women’s Day which is marked globally on March 8. As part of Face2Face Africa’s commitment to informing and connecting black people around the world, we have resolved to...

This extraordinary Cherokee woman is Mary Golda Ross. Ross received her master’s degree in mathematics, studied aeronautical and mechanical engineering and went to work for Lockheed Aircraft, which led to her becoming the first woman in the company’s Missile Systems division. Her work encompassed everything from ballistic missile systems to studying Venus and Mars. After retiring in 1973, Ross continued to promote education in science and engineering for Native American women.

Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee mathematician and science educator who was one of Lockheed Martin's first employees, did research into inter-planetary space travel and other engineering challenges.

Aeronautical engineer Laurel van der Wal had a career as a model, art instructor, & deputy sheriff before training to be a pilot. At UC she became an aeronautical engineer, winning the Society of Women Engineers Achievement Award in '61 when she was head of bioastronautics at Space Technology Labs. The press release emphasized that the "pretty head of bioastronautics at Space Technology Laboratories, Inc." was a "former model" even though LA Times had just named her Woman Scientist of the…

Aeronautical engineer Laurel van der Wal had a career as a model, art instructor, & deputy sheriff before training to be a pilot.

Robbie Hood is a Native American atmospheric scientist who is the first permanent director of NOAA's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program. Previously, she worked within the Earth Science Office of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL. One-eighth Cherokee, Ms. Hood is a direct descendant of John Ross, the first elected chief of the Cherokee Nation. Mr. Ross is famous for leading the Cherokees on the Trail of Tears.

Hood: Atmospheric Scientist, Director of NOAA's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program

Elizabeth Blackwell- First Woman to Achieve a Medical Degree in the U.S.

Elizabeth Blackwell bcame the first woman in history to complete a course of study at a medical collage and recieve a medical degree . She pioneered the movement for educationing women in medicine in the United States.

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left to right: Bodil Mimi Krogh Schmidt-Nielsen (b. Knut Schmidt-Nielsen and Barbara Wagner

(1847) Maria Mitchell identified a new comet speeding across the sky. Her discovery brought her wide acclaim – including a gold medal from the king of Denmark. This remarkable woman was the first female astronomer in America. First she worked for the U.S. Nautical Almanac office, and then, in 1865, became professor of astronomy and director of women, she dedicated her life to teaching. She was the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

(1847) Maria Mitchell identified a new comet speeding across the sky. Her discovery brought her wide acclaim – including a gold medal from the king of Denmark. This remarkable woman was the first female astronomer in America. First she worked for the U.S. Nautical Almanac office, and then, in 1865, became professor of astronomy and director of women, she dedicated her life to teaching. She was the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Women in History

Historical Heroines

"Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History." These women misbehaved, but where are they in our history books?

Bacteriologist Dr. Ida A. Bengtson (1881-1952) was one of the first female scientist employed by the Hygienic Laboratory of the Public Health Service, later the National Institutes of Health.

Ida A. Bengtson was one of the first female scientist employed by the Hygienic Laboratory of the Public Health Service, later the National Institutes of Health.

La bioquímica Florence Barbara Seibert (1897-1991) nació un 6 de octubre

Florence Barbara Seibert was born in Easton, Pennsylvania on October 1897 (d. August She was an American biochemist known for isolating a pure form of tuberculin used in the standard TB test. She is a member of the U. National Womens Hall of Fame.

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