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Winter 2020


Volume 25, Issue 2

FEATURES

If America is to maintain its position as a global leader more young people need to be involved in science and technology. We can’t afford to overlook women or minority students.

The Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the USA recalls how she was inspired to become a NASA rocket scientist.

In a top-secret program, talented, young female mathematicians calculated the artillery and bomb trajectories that American GIs and airmen used to win World War II.

One of the first computer programmers, she helped develop the widely used COBOL language and became a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy

She did it because the servants broke the china

The developer of early computer software for defense applications, she was a trailblazer in the fields of data encryption, lasers, and medical technology.

“I was able to be creative and work as hard as I wanted.”

Winter 2020 Invention & Technology

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