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    The girls were blind to the true effects of radium; in fact, most everyone in that time period thought that all forms of radium were good for you. Back then, radium was like Aloe Vera today, it was used for a wide variety of causes, believed to improve overall health. People believed that radium could cure anything, from arthritis to high blood pressure- it was even once believed to be the absolute cure for cancer when ingested. Radium, found in uranium, is actually a rare chemical element of the alkaline earth series on the periodic table that is very harmful to the body in many disturbing ways (thou, ironically it’s now used to produce radon which is actually a gas used to treat some types of cancer). The survivors of the cause and effects…

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    leave a great legacy is because of their famous inventions. Charles Richard Drew became a surgeon who “discovered method for long-term storage of blood plasma and organized America's first large-scale blood bank” (acs.org). His doctoral research measured previous blood and transfusion research, blood chemistry and fluid replacement, and estimated variables affecting shelf-life of stored blood from types and amounts of substances that prevent blood from clotting and preservatives, to shapes of…

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    husband as Head of the Physics Laboratory at the Sorbonne, verifying that gender doesn't matter when it comes to knowledge. When Marie’s husband passed away, she took his place as Professor of General Physics in the Faculty of Sciences, and it was the first time a woman had ever held that position. Furthermore, through her knowledge and skills Marie Curie showed that women can be held to the same standard that men are and still be successful. In addition to Marie’s skill level, Marie should also…

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    Marie often worked late into the night stirring huge cauldrons with an iron rod nearly as tall as her." All this back breaking hard work and dedication paid off in July of 1898 when the Curie 's published their findings. Polonium, the Curie 's newly discovered element, was contained in the bismuth compound. This newly discovered element was named after Marie 's home country of Poland. Radium would be the second element the Curie 's discovered. 1903 would turn out to be a monumental year for…

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    What makes Marie Curie outstanding is the fact that she is the only person to win two nobel prizes in different fields of science and the first woman to win one too. Most of her research and discoveries were with her husband. Together they discovered the elements: Radium and Polonium. Both of those elements were found in pitchblende. Pitchblende is basically a rock but it has a bunch of elements in it including Radium and Polonium. Marie Curie was remarkable chemist and physicist who had won…

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    The first woman to win a noble prize for not just Physics but Chemistry too, would have a dramatic impact on the world as we know it today. Marie Salomea Sklodowska was a polish scientist, born on November 7, 1867 in Warsaw, Congress Kingdom of Poland, Russia. Marie’s mother, Bronislawa, and father, Wladyslaw, were both teachers and wanted Marie to have an education. During school when Marie became fascinated with the art of science Marie’s parents were extremely encouraging and supportive.…

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    would bring in more money. And lastly, in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is the epitome of conscientious thinking in perhaps all literature. Marie Curie and her husband Pierre Curie spent the majority of their lifetime dedicated to the art of science. After discovery radiation from some rocks, Marie hypothesized that there was an unfound element hidden in the rock. In order to actually prove her theory, she required an actual piece of the element which was later named radium.…

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    Annie Jump Cannon was an American astronomer and physicist who was born on December 11, 1863, in Dover, Delaware. Although she became deaf early on in life, her mother encouraged Cannon to pursue her passion for astronomy. Cannon attended Wellesley College and eventually graduated as a valedictorian during a time when there were limited opportunities for women in the field of academics, mainly science. She continued her post-graduate studies at Radcliffe College, which allowed her to gain access…

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    Lise Meitner, a woman physicist who had worked and studied radioactivity and nuclear fission. Meitner’s way of working and studying led to the “radiochemical discovery” of nuclear fission. Her achievement was rewarded with a Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1944. Meitner is often used as an example of a scientific women who was “overlooked by the Nobel committee”. Lise Meitner demonstrates the arduous work she had to do in order to discover her accomplishment which in this case is the discoverment…

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    The presentation, aptly named Manya after Marie Curie Sklodowska’s childhood nickname, was an impressive story telling of the life up to the beginnings of World War I of the Nobel Prize winning Chemist and Physicist Marie Curie Sklodowska. The presentation itself took place in Boettcher lecture hall 102 but was dressed up nicely to match important periods in the life of Marie Curie. The set consisted of a small table which held several notebooks and correspondence that were of import to Curie,…

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