Google Doodle Honors Mary Ross, Aerospace's 1st Native American Female Engineer

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Mary Golda Ross, the first known female Native American engineer. Born today in 1917, she was the great-great-granddaughter of John Ross, the longest-serving chief of the Cherokee Nation. She went on to be the only woman (aside from the secretary) on a top-secret 40-person team that helped send people to space. Ross worked as a teacher at a Native American boarding school before pursuing a masters degree in math at the Colorado State College of Education. During World War II, Ross joined Lockheed Aircraft Corporation to engineer fighter plans. Afterward, she earned a certification in aeronautical engineering from UCLA. Next, Lockheed asked her to be one of 40 engineers on its elite, secret “Skunk Works”... Continue reading…

Google Doodle Honors Mary Ross, Aerospace's 1st Native American Female Engineer

Google is celebrating the accomplishments of the first known female Native American engineer, Mary G. Ross, today (Aug. 9) on the 110th anniversary of her birth.

Thu 9 Aug 18 from SPACE.com

Google Doodle marks 110th birthday of Native American engineer Mary G. Ross - CNET

She helped to develop concepts for space travel, earth-orbiting flights and satellites.

Thu 9 Aug 18 from CNET

Google honors aerospace engineer Mary G. Ross with new Doodle

Google is celebrating what would have been the 110th birthday of the first American Indian female engineer Mary G. Ross with a new Doodle.

Thu 9 Aug 18 from UPI

Today’s Google doodle celebrates the first Native-American woman engineer

Born the great-great-granddaughter of Chief John Ross of the Cherokee Nation, Ross was hired as Lockheed Missiles and Space Company’s first female engineer in 1942. Mary G. Ross was born ...

Thu 9 Aug 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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