“Sally was a national hero and a powerful role model”, President Obama said about Ride (scholastic.com). In her opinion, girls have a natural interest in science, but in the 1900’s, the world tried to keep girls away from science and careers in it (scholastic.com). She tried to help them pursue it throughout her life. She partly achieved her goal by paving the way for many women to travel in space as a normality (scholastic.com). Sally Ride died on July 23, 2012 of pancreatic cancer at age 61 (biography.com).
Any ways, by this time Annie was beginning to grow unsatisfied with the way her life was turning out. She had started off wanting to be an astronomer but instead she was being recognized as a photographer. So after her mother died in 1894, Annie returned to Wellesley as an assistant to the physics department and became a special student of astronomy at Radcliffe. In 1896 she was part of America’s first x-ray experimen... ... middle of paper ... ... is “Responding with Wonderment and Awe.” I say this because I cannot imagine why a person would spend their entire life devoted to recording the data of stars inless they truly love their proffession. This means that Annie must have really enjoyed recording stars.
She finished first of her class in her physics masters degree and a year later she g... ... middle of paper ... ...our operations she was able to see again. When sick Marie did not attend her lab but rather worked on her book Radioactivity. After visiting several specialists she was finally diagnosed with a blood related problem thought to be anemia caused by the great exposure to radiation. Marie Curie became the first woman whose accomplishments granted her the right to rest next to France’s most important men. Works Cited 1.
She again served on the AMS Council from 1899 - 1901 and in 1905 she became the vice-president" (Cite). She is credited with being the author of the first mathematical research paper written in the US to be widely recognized in Europe. After retirement she returned back to London and where she helped other women pursure careers in mathematics. In Conclusion, women have made major contributions to the field of mathematics. Their formuals might not be the most famous and widely used however these three women paved a way for many women today in the field of mathematics.
This paper will discuss the life of Maria Mitchell and how she became the first woman astronomer in the United States. It will tell of where she grew up. How she climbed the ranks to achieve her goals and how she came into discovering her true passion of astronomy. By describing the events that made this courageous woman, we can see clearly how she set an example for her gender in the Nineteenth century. Women have always been at the forefronts of science, even though they have not always taken the credit for it.
The birth of her two daughters, Irene and Eve, in 1897 and 1904 did not interrupt Maria's work. In 1903, Curie became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize for Physics. The award jointly awarded to Curie, her husband Pierre, and Henri Becquerel, was for the discovery of radioactivity. In December 1904 she was appointed chief assistant in the laboratory directed by Pierre Curie. Pierre's sudden death in April 1906 was a difficult blow to Maria, but a turning point in her career: she was devoted to completing the scientific work they had started.
Vera Rubin Biography - Vera Cooper Rubin was born July 23, 1928 in Philadelphia, PA. Her father was Philip Cooper, an electrical engineer, and her mother Rose. She first developed an interest in astronomy at the age of 10 while stargazing from her home in Washington D.C. Her father encouraged her to follow her dreams and took her to amateur astronomer meetings. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Vassar University in 1948 of which she was the only astronomy major that year.
In 1891, however, Curie left Poland and enrolled in the Sorbonne, and graduated first in her undergraduate class in 1893, and in 1894 she earned a Master's Degree in mathematics. In the midst of her studies she fell in love and In July, 1895, Curie married fellow scientist Pierre Curie, and together they studied radioactive materials. They also managed to find time to start a family; in 1897 Curie gave birth to her first baby girl, Irene. Although she was now a mother, Curie managed to continue her scientific studies and schooling. Like her childhood, Marie's adult life was not without its tragedies as well.
MARIA MITCHELL The person that I chose for the Womens History Month report is Maria Mitchell, who was a self- taught astronomer. She discovered Comet Mitchell and made amazing achievements throughout her life. Maria Mitchell was born on August 1, 1818 on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket to William and Lydia Mitchell. When Maria Mitchell was growing up in the Quaker community, few girls were allowed to study astronomy and higher mathematics. Even though the Mitchell's weren't rich Maria's father, a devoted amateur( most astronomers of that time were amateurs) astronomer, introduced her to mathematics and the night sky.
Her father was one of the reasons why Maria became interested in the study of physics. Maria began her love for science when she was young, she would learn from her father. Maria found physics interesting, and wanted to grow up and be like her father. When Maria was ten her oldest sister Zofia died of typhus. Sadly when Maria was twelve her mother past away as well, but from tuberculosis.