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Jane Blankenship Gibson

Creator:
Science Service
Title:
Jane Blankenship Gibson
Date:
November 1961
Summary:
The caption accompanying this 1961 image reads: "Mrs. Carl Gibson who as Jane Blankenship won high science honors in school, combines her scientific work with advanced studies and homemaking." As a student at Oak Ridge High School, Blankenship won a number of honors. While completing a B.S. in chemistry at the University of Tennessee, she worked during the summers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where her father was a physical chemist. By 1961, she had married a chemical engineer, moved to California, and was working as a spectroscopist for Lockheed Aircraft. Her photograph was used to illustrate a news story about "sex desegregation" in science and the importance of encouraging more women to become scientists if the United States was to compete effectively in the Cold War
Cite As:
Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Topics:
Spectrum analysis, Women scientists
Subjects:
Gibson, Jane Blankenship, a Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Form/Genre:
Black-and-white photographs
Local Number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2007-0272]
Full Record:
http://siris-archives.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!siarchives&uri=full=3100001~!290334~!0#focus
Jane Blankenship Gibson, November 1961, Smithsonian Institution Archives, SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2007-0272].

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