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Visit this site: http://ggstem.wordpress.com/

Author:Rachel Levy
Description: Levy, a Professor in the Mathematics Department at Harvey Mudd College, blogs to collect public awareness and art projects that use grandmothers' pictures, names, and connections to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in order to "counter the implication that grannies (gender + maternity + age) might not easily pick up on technical/theoretical ideas." Posts named in honor of "STEM-mas" date back to February, 2013, and have included "Karyn Traphagen," Executive Director of ScienceOnline2013; "Carol Jo Crannell," solar astrophysicist at Goddard Space Flight Center; "We'll just call her Dorothy," a computer programmer at Sandia National Laboratory and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory with security clearances that gave her access to nuclear secrets; "Shakuntala Devi," a "human computer" and Guinness World Record holder for lightning-speed calculations; and "Maud Menten," of the Michaelis-Menten equation.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Web-Based Discussions
Math Topics: History and Biography, Applications/Connections
Math Ed Topics: Women

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