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Who Was Ada Lovelace, The World’s First Computer Nerd?  This...

Who Was Ada Lovelace, The World’s First Computer Nerd? 

This 19th-century female mathematician created the first computer program, but do you know who she is? Who is Ada Lovelace?

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Back to Work(?)

I’m going back to work on Wednesday.

Well, sort of.

The plan is for me to work half-days for the rest of the summer.  In June, for the four hours that I’m at work daily, my husband will take care of our son four days a week, and my mom will do it the fifth day.  1,059 more words

From UCLA: "A planet 1,200 light-years away is a good prospect for a habitable world" - Women in Science


May 26, 2016
Stuart Wolpert

Kepler-62f, shown here in an artist’s rendering, is far enough from its star that its atmosphere would need a high concentration of carbon dioxide to maintain liquid water on the planet’s surface. 1,047 more words

Basic Research

Why I Teach in #HigherEd

My last post talks about what to do in these long summer days.  Usually I take the second half of May kind of easy.  I have a few deadlines coming up, but they’re easily managed.  1,219 more words

History Of Science

From SETI: "SETI’s Dr. Janice Bishop Wins Award for Clay Science Research on Mars - Women in Science

SETI Institute


Janice Bishop

SETI Institute researcher Dr. Janice Bishop has been awarded the prestigious Jackson Mid-Career Clay Scientist Award for her work identifying clays on Mars. 591 more words

Basic Research

From UCSB: "Tiny Vampires" Women in Science (No, the women are not the vampires in question)

May 25, 2016
Julie Cohen

Susannah Porter. Photo Credit: Sonia Fernandez

Paleobiologist Susannah Porter finds evidence of predation in ancient microbial ecosystems dating back more than 740 million years. 788 more words

Applied Research & Technology

Annie Jump Cannon

She Filled the Sky: The Awesome Astronomy of Annie Jump Cannon

This week’s post you get an awesome cartoon  by the fab Dale DeBakcsy from the Illustrated Women in Science series at MadArtLab in addition to the usual written profile! 1,128 more words

20th Century