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5/22/1902 — #wmnhist #STEMfem b. Marie Poland Fish, ichthyologist, marine biologist, bioacoustician, oceanographer. Her invention and research in underwater sound detection enabled the United States Navy to distinguish between large schools of fish and enemy submarines. US Navy’s Distinguished Public Service Award (1966). Co-authored the most definitive tome on fish sounds (1973).

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RT @DigUnDiv: Black women #STEM pioneers: Ursula Burns, Gwendolyn Boyd, Dr Mae Jamison, Dr. Ayanna Howard, Annette Moore, Dr. Shirley Jackson, and more.

RT @NCWIT: For Ada Lovelace Day we honor Jean Sammet, whose computing chops are matched only by her hip eyewear: http://www.ncwit.org/blog/happy-ada-lovelace-day … #ALD12 

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It’s Ada Lovelace Day! From the Finding Ada website (http://findingada.com/):

Ada Lovelace Day is an international day celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics or #STEM #STEMfem #ald12

RT @novapbs: Happy Ada Lovelace Day! http://dld.bz/bPYxz

Ada Lovelace: In Honor of Ada Lovelace Day, Let’s Celebrate Lady Science Writers - @Jezebel http://jezebel.com/5952153/in-honor-of-ada-lovelace-day-lets-celebrate-lady-science-writers

RT @AAUWSTEM: Who did you celebrate on Ada Lovelace Day? Read stories of inspiring women in #STEM from around the world: http://bit.ly/V4VaMs  #ald12 

RT @DigUnDiv: Black women #STEM pioneers: Ursula Burns, Gwendolyn Boyd, Dr Mae Jamison, Dr. Ayanna Howard, Annette Moore, Dr. Shirley Jackson, and more.

RT @NCWIT: For Ada Lovelace Day we honor Jean Sammet, whose computing chops are matched only by her hip eyewear: http://www.ncwit.org/blog/happy-ada-lovelace-day … #ALD12 

RT @AAUWSTEM: Lessons from Ada Lovelace for All Women of the World http://huff.to/RCo8Wq  (via @STEMConnector) #STEM #ald12

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It’s Ada Lovelace Day! From the Finding Ada website (http://findingada.com/):

Ada Lovelace Day is an international day celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics or #STEM #STEMfem #ald12

RT @novapbs: Happy Ada Lovelace Day! http://dld.bz/bPYxz

Ada Lovelace: In Honor of Ada Lovelace Day, Let’s Celebrate Lady Science Writers - @Jezebel http://jezebel.com/5952153/in-honor-of-ada-lovelace-day-lets-celebrate-lady-science-writers

RT @AAUWSTEM: Who did you celebrate on Ada Lovelace Day? Read stories of inspiring women in #STEM from around the world: http://bit.ly/V4VaMs  #ald12 

RT @DigUnDiv: Black women #STEM pioneers: Ursula Burns, Gwendolyn Boyd, Dr Mae Jamison, Dr. Ayanna Howard, Annette Moore, Dr. Shirley Jackson, and more.

RT @NCWIT: For Ada Lovelace Day we honor Jean Sammet, whose computing chops are matched only by her hip eyewear: http://www.ncwit.org/blog/happy-ada-lovelace-day … #ALD12 

RT @AAUWSTEM: Lessons from Ada Lovelace for All Women of the World http://huff.to/RCo8Wq  (via @STEMConnector) #STEM #ald12 

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5/21/1865 — #wmnhist #STEMfem Anne Walter Fearn, physician, hospital administrator, b. Holly Springs, MS. Practiced 44 years in China, first at the Women’s Hospital of Soocho where she helped facilitate the addition of a children’s wing. She developed a vocational school and founded the first coeducational medical school in the country. Opened a hospital in Shanghai, the Fearn Sanitarium, with her husband and fellow physician, John Burrus Fearn. Co-founded the Shanghai American School (1912), worked the Chinese financial minister in the National Child Welfare Association of China.

5/19/1834 — #wmnhist #STEMfem #arts Catharine Furbish, botanist, artist, b. Exeter, NH. Classified, collected, and illustrated the flora of Maine, contributed to the recording of 19th c. scientific knowledge, enhanced numerous botanical collections.

5/18/1869 — #wmnhist #STEMfem #fem2 Rachelle Slobodinsky Yarros, physician, reformer, professor, b. near Kiev, Russia. Chicago birth control movement leader, social hygiene reformer, suffragist. The first woman admitted to the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Boston (1890). Practiced obstetrics and gynecology, Chicago; opened the second US birth control clinic, Chicago (1923). Wrote ‘Modern Woman and Sex’ (1933).

5/18/1851 — #wmnhist #STEMfem Marie Josepha Mergler, physician, surgeon, educator, professor, author, b. Mainstockheim, Bavaria. One of the most highly esteemed women in American medicine at the close of the 19th c., abdominal surgery expert, held many prestigious medical professorships and administrative posts. Complied the ‘A Guide To The Study Of Genealogy’ (1891).

5/16/1718 — #wmnhist #STEMfem Maria Gaetana Agnesi, mathematician, philosopher, b. Milan, Italy. 1st important female mathematician since Hypatia (5th c.). Authored 1st book on differential & integral calculus, 1st woman appointed as a university math professor, honorary member of the faculty at the University of Bologna.

5/15/1901 — #wmnhist #STEMfem Dorothy Hansine Andersen, pathologist, pediatrician, professor, b. Asheville, NC. Identified cystic fibrosis and developed a simplified diagnosis. Perfected a course on open heart surgery and conducted seminars nationwide. Posthumously inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 2002 for her scientific work.

5/15/1857 — #wmnhist STEMfem Williamina Paton Stevens Fleming, astronomer, b. Dundee, Scotland. Discoverer of white dwarf stars, 10 novae, and 94 Wolf-Rayet stars. Developed the Draper Catalogue of Stellar Spectra, classified more than 10,000 stars, identified 222 variable stars. The first US woman elected to the Royal Astronomical Society (1906).