Yvonne Brill

Yvonne Brill – the Rocket Scientist

By Jaime Seltzer Yvonne Brill was born in Manitoba in 1924. She received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Manitoba in 1945 and her Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Southern California in 1951. She had truly wished to study engineering, but the University of Manitoba informed her that there […]

Margaret E. Knight

Margaret E. Knight – Inventor Extraordinaire

By Jaime Seltzer Margaret was born in a small town in Maine in 1838. Her father died when Margaret was very small, and so she lived with her widowed mother and two older brothers. Though they were poor, Margaret was rich in imagination and native technical skill. Using her father’s old tools, she invented toys […]

Lilian Gilbreth

Lillian Gilbreth – the Mother of Applied Psychiatry… and twelve children

By Jaime Seltzer “…if the only way to enter a man’s field was through the kitchen door, that’s the way she’d enter.” – Lillian Gilbreth Lillian Gilbreth led an unusual and fascinating life for a young woman born in the 1870s. She had eight siblings and a sickly mother, so she often ended up looking […]