Tag: inspirational women

The Female Physicist Inspiring Underrepresented Scientists

The Female Physicist Inspiring Underrepresented Scientists By Katie McCormick At the age of 10, Anne L’Huillier watched in awe as Apollo 11 landed on the moon and two intrepid astronauts stepped out, venturing into a new frontier. As an adult, L’Huillier has become a pioneer herself, taking the first steps toward subfemtosecond laser pulses. In doing so, she helped establish…

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Women Honored at Women of Distinction Awards

North Country Women Honored at 2022 Women of Distinction Awards On April 28, Assemblyman Billy Jones hosted his sixth annual Women of Distinction Awards at the Stafford Centre Theatre. The Women of Distinction Awards recognizes and honors eight remarkable local women in categories such as health care, volunteerism, education, and military service. “The North Country is home to many remarkable…

Meet 3 Students Who Started Side Hustles in Quarantine

ith ample downtime during the pandemic, many college students pursued side hustles and started their own businesses during quarantine. By EMILY KRIVOGRAD While not every college student opened their own Etsy shop, many finally had the flexibility to turn hobbies into additional sources of income, and in some cases, dream businesses. I spoke with three college students about what it…

Pilot Wally Funk Carries 60 Years of History to Space

Funk, 82, finally saw her aspiration come to life Tuesday when she launched on aerospace manufacturer Blue Origin’s first crewed spaceflight alongside billionaire Jeff Bezos and two other people. By Marisa Iati Floating in the isolation tank, Wally Funk felt weightless. She couldn’t see or hear. There was nothing to taste or smell. When she patted the eight feet of water surrounding her, she…