STEM

Biography

Mabel Ping-Hua Lee

In a 1912 New York Times article, Mabel Ping-Hua Lee was regarded as “the symbol of the new era, when all women will be free and unhampered.”
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Biography

Annie Jump Cannon

Known as the “census taker of the sky,” Annie Jump Cannon was a brilliant astronomer that revolutionized the way scientists classify stars.
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Biography

Mae Jemison

Astronaut Mae Jemison became the first African American woman to travel in space.
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Biography

Jane Arminda Delano

Jane Delano was the superintendent of the Army Nurse Corps and inspired many women to become nurses around the world.
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Biography

Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-American actress and inventor who pioneered the technology that would one day form the basis for today’s WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth communication systems
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Lesson Plan

Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr was far more than the “Most Beautiful Woman in the World” and a Hollywood starlet—she was a brilliant, scientific mind that gave way for inventions that still have an impact on today.
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Lesson Plan

Creating a Historical Thesis Statement

Using the History of Nursing Timeline and supplemental web resources, students will collate significant ideas and facts and write a cohesive thesis statement to introduce the assigned historical topic.
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Lesson Plan

Getting with the Program

Students will learn about the women who programmed ENIAC (the world’s first electronic computer), how computers work, and women’s job opportunities during World War II.
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Biography

Dorothea Dix

Dorothea Dix was an early 19th century activist who drastically changed the medical field during her lifetime.
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Biography

Frances P. Bolton

US Rep Frances Bolton pursued a life of philanthropy, politics, and social reform, and was a lifelong advocate of education, healthcare, and civil rights.
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Biography

Mary Adelaide Nutting

Mary Adelaide Nutting had a profound impact on American nursing. She was one of the key figures in modernizing the profession and her work is still influential in the field today.
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