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Celebrate Women’s History Month With 20 Women In Science Who Changed The World

Simply put, women are amazing.

Not only do they create and give birth to tiny humans, but they’ve proven throughout history that they’re pretty damn brave and intelligent, too. They’ve had to fight for their rights and prove themselves worthy over and over again, which is why they’re honored every March. And what better way to celebrate Women’s History Month than to introduce you to women who’ve made scientific advancements in the past as well as those who are changing the way we live now?

Get ready to burst with pride, ladies, because these 20 women in science are too good for this world.

1. Miriam Daniel Mann, who had a chemistry degree with a minor in mathematics, got a job at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), NASA’s predecessor, as a human computer in the 1940s. Her work helped put astronaut John Glenn into orbit, but she also fought against segregation at NASA.

2. Cynthia Kenyon, a molecular biologist and geneticist, is currently working with a team of scientists at Calico, Google’s nascent biotechnology company, to find ways to slow aging and prevent age-related diseases. In 1993, she discovered that altering a single gene in roundworms could double their lifespan. She’s been able to discover which genes help us live longer and has a goal of extending human lives by 100 years.

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3. Marine biologist and writer Rachel Carson published a book called, “Silent Spring” in 1962, which warned about the danger of pesticides. It had a huge historical impact and led to lethal pesticides being banned in the U.S.

5. Social psychologist Jennifer Eberhardt studies the way people profile others based on race, specifically when it comes to law enforcement officials. She works with police to help create better policies and build better relationships with the communities they serve.

6. Anthropologist and primatologist Dian Fossey studied and developed close contacts with the mountain gorillas of the Virunga Volcano region of Rwanda. Her studies are credited for providing the basis of our understanding of the behavior and social life of gorillas.

7. Nina Tandon, CEO and cofounder of EpiBone, is using people’s stem cells to grow human bone that can be used to repair bone loss and other defects.

9. Chemist and pharmacologist Gertrude B. Elion was hired by Burroughs Wellcome pharmaceuticals in 1944 and developed 6-mercaplopurine, a drug used in chemotherapy to treat children with leukemia. Among her other contributions, she developed azathioprine, which helps prevent rejection after organ transplant surgery.

10. Mae Carol Jemison was the first black woman to travel to space in the Space Shuttle Endeavor on September 12, 1992.

11. Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin not only became the first person to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe, but she also determined in 1925 that hydrogen and helium were the most abundant elements in stars.

12. Jane Goodall is credited for revolutionizing the field of primatology with her decades spent observing and studying the behavior of the Gombe chimpanzees in Tanzania.

13. Mathematician Grace Murray Hopperhelped program the first computers in 1944, contributed to furthering software development concepts, and invented the first compiler for a computer programming language.

14. Computer scientist Ada Lovelace could be considered as the world’s first computer programmer. The notes she made about Charles Babbage’s proposed calculating machines in the 1800s are nowrecognized as early models for computers and software. The programming language “Ada” was named after her.

15. Judith Resnik was one of the first women to enter the U.S. space program and became the second American woman ever to fly in space in 1984. Unfortunately, she was one of the people who tragically died when the space shuttle Challenger exploded.

16. Margaret Mead was the first anthropologist to study human development from a cross-cultural perspective in America, Samoa, Bali, and New Guinea. She was also a leader of the women’s movement during the 1960s.

18. Rosalyn Sussman Yalow helped develop the the radioimmunoassay (RIA) technique, which uses radioisotopes to measure levels of hormones in the human blood system. This made it possible to screen donor blood for diseases like hepatitis and it can determine conditions like hypothyroidism in infants.

(via Eastern Illinois University and Biography and Business Insider)

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19. Emmy Noether is known as a pioneer in the field of abstract algebra who worked during the early 1900s. She developed the theories of rings, fields, and algebras, and even explained the connection between symmetry and conservation laws. Albert Einstein himself described her as the most important woman in the history of mathematics.

20. Seismologist and geophysicist Inge Lehmann discovered that the Earth has a solid inner core inside a molten outer core in 1936, when it was believed that Earth’s core was a single molten sphere.

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Tutors May Be the Answer If You’re Having Math Problems!

Quite often students get frustrated and have a hard time when dealing with math in school. It will usually get worse if they aren’t given some special attention and help. I thought I’d share this article from “GoArticles.com” with you that puts into words, exactly how frustrating it can be for a student trying to learn math.

Having Difficulties in Math? Tutors May Be the Answer!

Learning difficulties in Math cuts across border, nationality, age and gender. Everywhere we hear students lament on how they are unable to catch up with their Math lessons, and how they are ultimately doomed to get a fail mark on the subject. Sometimes in frustration, students develop intense hatred or a phobia of Math.

Math is indeed a challenging subject that requires concentration, practice and dedication from students. Route memorization does not count; students need to understand the numerous formulas and apply it in daily life. Albert Einstein, the renowned science genius, even tried to comfort us in our Math reverie when he said that we should not worry about our difficulties in Mathematics, for his are much greater.

Difficulties in Math stem from the fact that compared to other academic subjects Math builds on itself year after year. This means that from simple calculations, lessons progress to more rigorous and demanding math problems. Thus from fractions, students must learn trigonometry, calculus and statistics in a few years time. This means those students who begin struggling with Math this semester or year, will struggle even more for the semesters and years to come. Learning difficulties in Math pile up as the lessons progress.

With this in mind, it is important that we address any difficulties in Math as soon as they emerge. Supplementary classes and math tutorials are beneficial to support students struggling in the subject. Math tutors, with their extensive experience and exposure to the techniques necessary in developing a child’s competence in numbers, are perfect mentors to students. C2 Math Tutors, in particular, help students in every step on their way towards numerical competency. C2 Math tutors provide students with conceptual understanding necessary for future math courses. Not only will students become more enthusiastic in doing their homework but also acquire good work habits for long-term success.

C2 math tutors benefit not only students who are struggling with Math but also those who need the added guidance and support to further careers in science and engineering. Math tutors provide a preview of the various upcoming courses that would give students a head start in college. A C2 math preview course provides students introduction to the fundamental concepts for upcoming math classes, build their confidence to tackle complex math problems and help students get ahead of their peers.

Math tutors at C2 Educate are qualified to teach the various levels of math, including algebra and advanced calculus. The other areas the C2 Math tutors offer help are: Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus, Advanced Calculus and Statistics.

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Do You Need To Learn Math To Be A Genius?

Most of us probably think that in order to qualify as a genius you need to have a great mathematical mind, right? But this is not really the truth! In my quest for knowledge, I was reading an interesting article today that I want to share with all of you. I believe you’ll find it interesting.
 

Find Your Genius

 

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”~ Albert Einstein

Did you know that everybody is a genius? I love this quote by Einstein because it points out a false belief that is pervasive in our culture—that genius is defined by a certain type of IQ which has to do with reading and math. But defining IQ by reading and math when your genius lies in a totally different direction is like judging a fish by its ability to climb a tree—it makes no sense at all.

When I was in school, we all had to take IQ tests and our intelligence was judged by how we did on the test. One of my friends didn’t do well and was devastated by it. However, a smart teacher took her under her wing and helped her to find her genius—the calling of her soul—which had to do with her emotional intelligence and her ability to help others. This friend went on to receive her Ph.D. in psychology! So what was the IQ test measuring? Certainly not her genius.

Are You Afraid to Find Your Genius?

Are you afraid that you will have to change your whole life, such as quit your job or move to another place, in order to express your soul’s desire—your genius? Be assured that your genius doesn’t have to be your work. If your work is fine just the way it is, but doesn’t make your heart sing, then you can seek to express your genius in your off-work time.

You might find over time that, by following the river of joy within your soul, your genius leads you into new and fulfilling work, a deeper calling. But unless you are miserable in your work, there is no hurry for this transition to occur.

Finding Your Genius

I often help my clients tune into their unique genius, and I’d love to be of help to you as well.

You find your genius by paying attention what brings a smile to your face, what enlivens you, what feels like pure fun to you—even if it is hard.

Start by letting go of any preconceived ideas about what you are ‘supposed’ to be good at, and tune into what you are good at. What comes easy to you, or what is hard but excites you? What do you love to do? How do you love to spend your time? How did you love to spend your time when you were a child? What could you spend hours doing and never notice the passage of time?

When you do something from your soul,

You feel a river moving in you,

a joy. ~Rumi

Take these words in, for it is this joy of the river moving within you that is your unique genius—what your soul essence came to this planet to offer and express.

Are you more left-brain than right, or more right-brain than left? Does math bore you, but you come alive when you do something creative? Do you love helping people? Does being in nature move you? Do you love participating in physical things—sports, running, hiking, skiing and so on? Do you love being in groups or are you more of a one-to-one person? Do you have great organizational skills? Are you great with animals? Does history or science fascinate you? These are just a few of the questions you can ask to begin to discover your genius.

You are never too old to discover your genius. One of my acquaintances spent his whole working life in finance and he did extremely well. He liked it but didn’t love it. After he retired he became a photographer and found the joy of the river moving within him. One of my clients, who was also very successful in finance, found his genius in being an organic gardener. It’s interesting to me that both these men did extremely well in their chosen profession, but what they did never moved their soul. Pursuing what they are passionate about does.

By: Margaret Paul, Ph. D.

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So you see it’s true! Learning math is not required for you to be a genius. We are all different with different abilities. So go and find your challenges and explore where your genius may be. If you find along the way that you’d like help with math, we are here and always happy to help!
 
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