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Mary G. Ross

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Mary Golda Ross
Mary Golda Ross
Timeline
Interview
Q: Who was the one that inspired you to become an mathematician?
A: My great grandfather, John Ross.
Q: How long have you lived?
A: For 99 years.
Q: What is your nationality?
A: Cherokee
Inventions / Achievements
Mary didn't have any inventions but she did have many achievements.
She was in the Silicon Valley Engineering Council’s Hall of Fame in 1992.
She was the Peninsula Woman of the Year, by the women's communications society Theta Sigma Phi.
She got achievement awards from the American Indian Science and Engineering Society and from the Council of Energy Resource Tribes.
She got the San Francisco Examiner's Award for Woman of Distinction in 1961.
She got the woman of achievement award from California State Federation of Business and Professional Clubs in 1961.
She got the outstanding alumna awards from her first two alma maters.
She got the fellow and life member of the Society of Women Engineers.
She contributed to space exploration efforts with her work relating to the Apollo program, the Polaris reentry vehicle, and interplanetary space probes.
She also made contributions in aerospace technology, particularly in areas related to space flight and ballistic missiles.
Bibliography
- Ross, Mary G., Interview with Karl Preuss, conducted February 14, 1994

-"Mary G. Ross." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 8 Sept. 2014. Web. 08 May 2014.

- "Mary G. Ross Facts." Mary G. Ross Facts. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 May 2014.

1928
1938
1973
1942
1926
1908
18 years old
- In 1928, Mary earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics.
- She taught mathematics and science for 9 1/2 years at public schools after she graduated from college.
- At Pueblo and Navajo a school for boys and girls she was a girls' adviser.

28 years old
- After Mary taught she went back to school.
- She went to Colorado State Teachers College.
- She graduated from Colorado State Teachers College with a master' degree in mathematics.
34 years old
- Mary found a position as an assistant to a consulting mathematician with Lockheed Aircraft Corporation in Burbank, CA.
- She worked earlier at Lockheed involved engineering problems.
- She continued her education at the University of California, Los Angeles.
- In L.A. she took courses in aewonautical and mechanical engineering.
65 years old
- Before Mary's retirement from Lockheed.
- After she retired she continued with her interests in engineering.
- She giving lectures to high school and college groups to encourage more young women and Native American youths to train for technical careers.
Birth
Mary Golda Ross was born in the small town of Park Hill, Oklahoma in 1908.
16 years old
- Mary graduated from high school in 1926.
- She enrolled in Northeastern State Teachers' College in Tahlequah.
- Ever since she was young she always enjoyed math, physics, and science.
August 9, 1908 – April 29, 2008
Facts
Mary died 3 months until her 100th birthday.
During World War II she moved to live in California.
She was the first Native American Female Engineer.
She always enjoyed math, ever since she was a little girl.
In 2008 she passed away.
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