Math, Moths, and Mirrors – Women in Science – Celebrating Grace Hopper

Where to start? While exploring the complex life story of Grace Hopper, the renowned mathematician who inspired the name of our organization, I was not quite sure where to begin her story. I found myself captivated by the many layers of “Amazing Grace’s” past, and all her contributions to advances in computing. And I kept stumbling upon many similarities in the way she embraced her passion for discovery...

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Miniatur Wunderland – Life from a New Perspective

Some things have the uncanny ability to transport you back to a very specific place in your childhood. Model trains take me back to lying underneath the Christmas tree. I vividly remember resting my head on the knitted tree skirt as a five-year old looking up through the evergreen branches. My family’s singletrack electric train looping around me as I smell the fresh scent of indoor douglas fir. While I never personally took to model train building, I did revel in the experience of playing the role of holiday giant sprawled out across the railway fantasy under my Christmas tree. Nowadays I find that my face flashes a nostalgic smile whenever I see a model train....

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