How a daughter of immigrants became a leader in ocean and climate science

Tam on STEAM Young Ana Christina Ravelo seemed like a natural to become a scientist. Growing up in the Los Angeles suburb of Altadena, she excelled in math and science classes. She loved nature and outdoor activities. And beyond that, she had a striving, adventurous spirit inspired by her parents. “Both of my parents are […]

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New Sally Ride Fellowship to Support Women in Physics

Professor Brian Keating and wife, Sarah, provide lead gift to launch fellowship March 16, 2017 By Kristin Scahfans, thisweek@ucsandiego An explorer, scientist and public servant, the late astronaut Sally Ride dedicated her career to the betterment of human kind. At UC San Diego, where Ride served as a professor, a new graduate fellowship established in […]

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Google Doodle Honors Pioneering Women, Including Sally Ride, on International Women’s Day

The Google Doodle for March 8, 2017, marks International Women’s Day by celebrating 13 women around the world who shaped history—including astronaut Sally Ride. The doodle shows Ride in space giving a high-five to a young girl. Ride blasted off aboard the space shuttle Challenger on June 18, 1983, to become America’s first woman in […]

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NASA’s women space pioneers to star in new Lego set

By Ben Westcott  @CNNTech, March 1, 2017 Lego announced Tuesday that a new set will feature some of the pioneering women who played vital but sometimes underappreciated roles in the U.S. space program.  The figures have been commissioned under the toy maker’s Lego Ideas series that allows fans to propose concepts for new sets. The “Women […]

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