1990’s

As the last decade of the 20th century, the 1990’s saw the both the emergence and primary recognition of numerous female mavericks in the expanding fields of technology, computer science, and engineering.

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http://www.olpcnews.com/people/leadership/goodbye_mary_lou_jepsen.html. Posted by Wayan Vota, Dec. 31, 2007

Mary Lou Jepsen, a pioneer and early advocate of small screens in the tech industry served as the co-founder of MicroDisplay in 1995, and as the co-founder of the nonprofit organization One Laptop per Child.

Visit http://www.maryloujepsen.com/#!resume/c46c for more information about the technological contributions of Jepsen.

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http://ghcbloggers.blogspot.com/2011/08/amazing-grace-hoppers-2011-milestones.html posted by Bill Doughty on Naval Reads Blog. August 9th,2011.

Just twenty years ago, on September 16th, 1991, Grace Hooper became the first individual women to be awarded the National Medal of Technology for her pioneering work in the development of computer programming languages that simplified computer technology and opened the door to a significantly larger universe of users.

For a full coverage of Hooper’s lifetime of achievements and pivotal contributions to modern tech visit: http://navyreads.blogspot.com/2011_07_01_archive.html

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http://www.space.com/17169-mae-jemison-biography.html Taken by NASA Sept. 1992

Pursuing a childhood dream, and following in the footsteps of Sally Ride, Mae Jemison became the first African American female astronaut to travel to space on the Endeavor mission that orbited Earth in early September of 1992.

For more information visit: http://space.about.com/cs/formerastronauts/a/jemisonbio.htm

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http://www.networkworld.com/article/2202492/lan-wan/living-legends–radia-perlman–layer-3-wizard.html NETWORK WORLD. Dale Stephanos. May 9th, 2011

A holder of more than 100 patents, and often referred to as the “Mother of the Internet, Radia Perlman is credited for development of spanning tree protocol making it possible for the creation of massive internet networks using Ethernet. In 1990, Perlman patented her idea of a bridge like internet router using IP router systems and individual devices.

For a complete list of her patents spanning from the 1990’s, into the 2000’s visit: http://patents.justia.com/inventor/radia-j-perlman?page=6

Also, see the following site for the full backstory on Perlman’s spanning tree protocol: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/03/radia-perlman-dont-call-me-the-mother-of-the-internet/284146/

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http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/phantasmagoria/phantasmagoria.htm. Screenshot of Phantasmagoria by Kurt Kalata.  Oct. 19, 2012

One of the most influential PC game designers, Roberta William’s game Phantasmagoria, released in 1995, is a pioneer in the graphical adventure game genre.

For additional information about this adventure video game: http://www.giantbomb.com/roberta-williams-phantasmagoria/3030-4327/

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