Happy Sunday! I hope you all are having an amazing day of rest. I'm cheating a bit and posting today so that by Tuesday I'll be back on track with the A to Z.
Helen works with elementary and high school teachers to make physics fun and more accessible. She wants to encourage more people to understand and study her field. Dr. Quinn is a fellow and Past President of the American Physical Society and was the recipient of the Oscar Klein Medal from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 2008. Along with Howard Georgi and Jogesh Pati, she received the Dirac Medal from the International Center for Theoretical Physics in 2000. The woman's brain is beyond brilliant and I hope there are oodles more like her.
During her 17 terms in office, she wrote legislation to establish the GI Bill of Rights for returning veterans of World War II, allowing them to apply for low interest loans, go to college and obtain job training. Even more impressive to me was her introduction of legislation at the start World War II to establish the Women's Auxiliary Army Corp (WAAC). Thanks to Edith's vision, women serve in all branches of the military today. She also fought for a 48 hour work week for women and supported equal pay for equal work.
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