As we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month, today we honor achievements by Hedy Lamarr and Dr. Shirley Jackson that have helped shape the world we live in.
Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian and American film actress and inventor. At the beginning of World War II, Lamarr and her co-inventor George Antheil developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes, which used spread spectrum and frequency hopping technology to defeat the threat of jamming by the Axis powers. The principles of their work are now incorporated into modern Wi-Fi, Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), and Bluetooth technology, and this work led to their induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014.
The theoretical physicist Dr. Shirley Jackson was the … continue reading »
March is Women’s History Month and a time to honor the accomplishments and contributions of the many women who have left their mark in American history. This month is especially notable as the nation pays tribute to them and the important role they have played in our country’s past, present and future. As part of celebrating Women’s History Month, we will feature various leaders and pioneers that have helped shape our country.
The first in the series of remarkable women leaders is one of the most honored women in American history: Clarissa “Clara” Harlowe Barton. Clara began teaching school at a time when most teachers were men. She was among the first women to be employed by the federal government. Barton risked her life securing supplies and nursing soldiers during the Civil War. In 1881, at age … continue reading »