Cyber/STEM Newsletter

Morgan McCarty, Journey To Careers

Women Who Changed the Cyber/STEM World

Jane Goodall (STEM)

Jane Goodall is a British primatologist best known for her work with chimpanzees. She is also considered to be the world's greatest chimpanzee expert. Best known for her 55 year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, she is the founder of the Jane Goodall institute which works towards conservation and animal welfare issues.

Birthday

Tuesday, April 3rd 1934 at 12am

London, United Kingdom

London, England

Fun Facts!

  1. Jane and her sister Judy share the same birthday although they are 4 years apart.
  2. She had a life size stuffed chimpanzee toy when she was little which started her fascination with the animal.

Margaret Hamilton (STEM)

Margaret Hamilton is a computer scientist best known for being the Director of the Software Engineering Division of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, which developed on-board flight software for the Apollo space program. Hamilton has published over 130 papers, proceedings, and reports concerned with the 60 projects and 6 major programs she has been involved in.

Birthday

Wednesday, May 16th 198 at 9pm to Thursday, May 16th 1985 at 12am

Cleveland, OH, United States

Cleveland, OH

Fun Facts!

1. She played the Wicked Witch of the West in the original Wizard Of Oz movie.

2. Her first job was a kindergarten teacher.

Megan Smith (cyber)

Megan Smith is the Chief Technology Officer of the United States. She was also the Vice President of Google. At Google, she was the vice president o business development for nine years, was general manager of Google.org, and was the former CEO of Planet Out. She serves on the board of MIT and Vital Voices, is a member of the USAID Advisory Committee on Voluntary Aid and co-founded the Malala Fund.

Birthday

Thursday, Oct. 1st 1964 at 12am

Buffalo, NY, United States

Buffalo, NY

Fun Facts!

1. She was a member of the MIT student team that designed, built and raced a solar car 2000 miles across the Australian Outback in the first cross-continental solar car race.

2. Smith co-hosts Google's Solve for X think tank.

Maryam Mirzakhani

Maryam Mirzakhani is an Iranian mathematician working in the United States. Since 1 September 2008, she has served as a professor of mathematics at Stanford University.

In 2014, she became both the first woman and the first Iranian honored with the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics. The award committee cited her work in understanding the symmetry of curved surfaces. Her research topics include Teichmuller Theory, hyperbolic geometry, ergodic theory, and symplectic geometry.

Birthday

Tuesday, May 3rd 1977 at 12am

Tehran, Iran

Tehran, Tehran

Fun Facts!

1. She won a gold medal in the International Mathematical Olympiad.

2. She was awarded the Fields Medal in 2014