Perspectives

When you have a new lens on life

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13 09, 2015

Joan Roughgarden, Evolutionary Biologist

By |September 13th, 2015|

Career:  Taught at Stanford University from 1972 to 2011.   Now semi-retired as a faculty member at Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology.   Author of 8 books and 178 articles.  Associate Editor or Co-Editor of Philosophy and Theory in Biology, American Naturalist, Oecologia, andTheoretical Population Biology
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13 09, 2015

Leandra Vicci – Research Executive, Engineer

By |September 13th, 2015|

Career:  Lecturer of Computer Science and Director of the Applied Engineering Laboratory Department of Computer Science University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.
Personal:  A self-professed techno-geek, her high school activities bear this out:  science club, radio club, math club, duodecimal club, chess […]

13 09, 2015

Sara Davis Buechner, Concert Pianist, Educator

By |September 13th, 2015|

Career:  Has served on faculty at University of British Columbia, Manhattan School of Music and New York University.  Has performed with many orchestras, including New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Buffalo and Cleveland orchestras.  Maintains an active repertoire of almost 100 concertos (25 is more typical). […]

13 09, 2015

Rachael Padman, Cambridge Astrophysicist

By |September 13th, 2015|

Career:  University Lecturer, Cambridge (UK),  Deputy Project Scientist, James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (Hawaii).  Miller Research Fellow, Berkely (California).
Education:  Electrical Engineering, Monash University, PhD in Astronomy, Cavendish Laboratory
Research Interests:  Millimetre wave optics and receiver systems; Low-mass star formation; Spectral-line […]

13 09, 2015

Lynn Conway, Executive, Computer Chip Pioneer

By |September 13th, 2015|

Career:  Designed advanced supercomputers for IBM (fired in 1968 upon revealing plans to transition).  Returned to work as a woman for Memorex and then Xerox PARC, where she led the LSI Systems Group.  Coathured “Introduction to VLSI Systems”, the standard text in chip design at 100 […]

13 09, 2015

Jennifer Boylan – Author, Activist, Professor

By |September 13th, 2015|

Career:  Professor of English, Colby College. Hoyer-Updike Distinguished Writer at Ursinus College. Member, Fulbright Scholarship Judging Committee, US Department of State.
Education:  BA, Wesleyan University.  PhD, Johns Hopkins University.
Publications:  Author of 13 Fiction and Non-Fiction Books.  Op-ed Contributor to […]

13 09, 2015

Lynn Conway, Executive, Computer Chip Pioneer

By |September 13th, 2015|

Career:  Designed advanced supercomputers for IBM (fired in 1968 upon revealing plans to transition).  Returned to work as a woman for Memorex and then Xerox PARC, where she led the LSI Systems Group.  Coathured “Introduction to VLSI Systems”, the standard text in chip design at 100 […]