Women’s History Month 2013: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

February 20, 2013

Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination

On Saturday, March 23, 2013 we celebrated Women’s History Month and the lives of some important Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination buried at Mount Auburn who worked and were pioneers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  For more on Women’s History Month Visit the National Women’s History Project.

Katharine Burr Blodgett* (1898-1979)
Lot # 9243, Begonia Path
Physicist, inventor of “invisible” glass
*Blodgett is one of the 18 honorees chosen this year by the National Women’s History Project

Lucretia Crocker (1829-1886)
Lot #4518, Wegeilia Path
First woman supervisor of the Boston Public Schools, pioneered the discovery method of teaching mathematics and natural sciences

Williamina Stevens Fleming (1857 – 1911)
Lot #6188, Maple Avenue

Lois Lilley Howe (1864 – 1964)
Lot #24, Olive Path
Architect, with Manning & Almy – first woman’s architectural firm in Boston, second in country, second woman elected to the American Institute of Architects

Dr. Harriot Kezia Hunt (1805 – 1875)
Lot#2147, Poplar Avenue
Homeopathic and holistic physician, possibly fi rst female physician in US

Dr. Sara Murray Jordan (Mower) (1884 – 1959)
Lot #8152, Narcissus Path
Noted Gastroenterologist, first female physician at Lahey Clinic, JFK’s personal MD

Janet Mattei (1943 – 2004)
Lot #11000, C47, Willow Pond Knoll
Astronomer, director of American Assoc. of Variable Star Observers

Eleanor Raymond (1887 – 1989)
Lot #637, Greenbrier Path
Architect, designed first solar house

Bernice Giduz Schubert (1913-2000)
Lot #11006, Spruce Knoll
Plant Taxonimist

Emily Fairbanks Talbot (1834 – 1902) & Marion Talbot (1858 – 1948)
Lot #3504, Angelica Path
Formed an association of women graduates, Marion graduated MIT in 1888

Dr. Helen Taussig (1898 – 1986)
Lot#6188, Columbine Path
Noted Pediatric Cardiologist

Helen Meriwether (Lewis) Thomas (1905 – 1997)
Lot #8474, Thyme Path
Historian of science, astronomer, engineer, editor



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