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Katie Walthall’s Professional Profile

Posted on 02. Jul, 2009 by in News, Women In Science

katiewalthallKatie Walthall is a Sr. Systems Analyst in the IT Research and Development department with Academy Sports and Outdoors. Prior to joining Academy, Katie has been a technical consultant for six years developing and deploying enterprise-wide technology systems. Her focus is in IT Project Management and technical (more…)


Posted on 02. Jul, 2009 by in News, Women In Science

05390-0002883Ana Belen Elgoyhen is dedicated to research in the Institute for Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), Faculty of Medicine of the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina). This woman is a professor of pharmacology Argentine of this university. In addition, studies the neurobiology of hearing. As she explained in an interview: “We study a neural pathway, which is down from the central nervous system, synaptic contacts with the sensory cells of the ear and regulates the manner in which these cells work, ultimately determining the dynamic range of our hearing.

The progress of the discoveries being carried out with his team could help many deaf people. But also could solve the problems of sick people who suffer a deterioration in the sensory cells of the ear constantly hear a buzz, because the neural pathway that is used to identify students filter out noise and sounds that are not in a proper range.

Its merit is recognized both nationally and internationally. In fact, received a grant international Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) (organization that supports biomedical research and work). Indeed, having achieved this recognition is very important and not easy to achieve, since in 2006, the year in which Ana Belen Elgoyhen got it, chose 546 candidates for the fellowship. I was appointed for the third consecutive time and for another five years. This grant already had over ten years and, really, is important. Because this outside help is a lifesaver for science in Argentina. (more…)

Helen K Kreller’s Professional Profile

Posted on 02. Jul, 2009 by in Educational Resources, Women In Science

Helen K Kreller has extensive knowledge and proven expertise in managing IS security and integrity. She has been asked to participate in the FBI Citizens Program, is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy and is a member of InfraGard Houston, the Homeland Security Agency information project. Ms. Kreller is a seasoned expert in database security design and development and IS project management. Prior to founding ISIG, Ms Kreller designed developed and maintained a secure database for the Harris County criminal justice department. (more…)

Linda Marroquin’s Professional Profile

Posted on 24. Jun, 2009 by in Educational Resources, Women In Science

Linda Marroquin has been involved in the telecommunications industry since 1977. Beginning in 1998, Ms. Marroquin focused on Latin America where she represented many companies including Rockwell, Hughes Network Systems, and Centigram in their business development. This included establishing the companies politically in each country, developing the distribution networks for their products, and generating initial sales. In addition, she was a partner in Telecom Financing Consultants, Ltd., a firm that provides finance for telecommunication infrastructure projects in Latin America. (more…)

Women’s Rights Movement in the U.S.

Posted on 24. Jun, 2009 by in News, Women In Science

The first women’s rights convention is held in Seneca Falls, New York. After 2 days of discussion and debate, 68 women and 32 men sign a Declaration of Sentiments, which outlines grievances and sets the agenda for the women’s rights movement. A set of 12 resolutions is adopted calling for equal treatment of women and men under the law and voting rights for women.
The first National Women’s Rights Convention takes place in Worcester, Mass., attracting more than 1,000 participants. National conventions are held yearly (except for 1857) through 1860.
1869 May

Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton form the National Woman Suffrage Association. The primary goal of the organization is to achieve voting rights for women by means of a Congressional amendment to the Constitution. (more…)

Jeana Cunningham’s Professional Profile

Posted on 23. Jun, 2009 by in News, Women In Science

Jeana Cunningham began her career selling to telecom companies at a very early age. Her father owned a company that sold large equipment such as bucket trucks and hole diggers to telecom companies, and she traveled with him in the summers on sales calls to RBOCs and Independents in a five-state region. Now utilizing her 22 years of experience, Cunningham is driving the worldwide sales of Richardson-based Chiaro Networks’ core IP router, Enstara. Even with sales efforts spanning the globe and today’s tough economic environment, Cunningham has captured two customers for the company’s high-end core router, which reduces capital expenditures for service providers by up to 60 percent, with additional product deployments on the way. Before joining Chiaro, Cunningham served as vice-president of sales at Alcatel USA. There she led the nationwide team that managed sales of all Alcatel products to the competitive long distance carriers, competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs), resellers and cable TV operators in the United States. Cunningham’s high order input levels qualified her each year for the President’s Club, the company’s highest sales award. (more…)

Veronika Lau’s Professional Profile

Posted on 23. Jun, 2009 by in News, Women In Science

Veronika Lau, Deutsche Telekom Inc., Senior Manager of Communication & PR In 1975, Veronika started to study Telecommunication at Saint Petersburg University, graduating with a master’s degree in engineering in 1980. For 10 years she was involved in setting up and expanding telecommunication links between the USSR and its troops stationed in East Germany. From 1981 to 1990, she was the head of the liaison office for the Russian armed forces in West Germany at the Deutsche Post. Starting in Mid 1993, Veronika was an expert in the East European section of the Commonwealth of Independent States (former USSR members) Foreign Documentation department at Deutsche Bundespost Telekom headquarters, and then worked as an expert in the Department for International Projects of Deutsche Telekom, AG.From January 1st 1997, she was an Assistant Head of Section in the Corporate Business unit for Telephone Network Communication for Product Management (International) at DT. As of March 1st 1998, she has been a Senior Manager of Communication and PR of T-Com Division of Deutsche Telekom in the U.S., with more than 20 years experience at Deutsche Telekom She offices in Atlanta.

Linda R. Gooden’s Professional Profile

Posted on 23. Jun, 2009 by in News, Women In Science

Linda R. Gooden is President of Lockheed Martin Information Technology, the fastest-growing operating component of Lockheed Martin Corporation, which is itself the largest IT provider to the Federal Government. From 1997 to 2003 under her leadership, the LMIT business unit more than quadrupled its size and revenues to become a billion dollar organization with more than 7,000 employees. Today it supports hundreds of contracts and task orders for civil and defense departments and agencies throughout government, supplying business systems and providing managed services and infrastructure solutions to the highly complex problems facing these agencies. The company provides managed information technology services to Johnson Space Flight Center in Houston, Texas, along with the other manned space flight centers of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through the Outsourcing Desktop Initiative (ODIN) contract.Ms. Gooden’s company is also responsible for Desktop and Network Services for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. Ms. Gooden is the first minority female to hold the rank of President of a Lockheed Martin operating company and an officer of the Fortune 100 Lockheed Martin.She began her long association with the $24 billion corporation as a software engineer in 1979. Her career quickly developed into a series of progressive position changes within the corporation. (more…)

Carolyn A. Lightfoot’s Professional Profile

Posted on 23. Jun, 2009 by in News, Women In Science

Carolyn A. Lightfoot, B.S., M.A, Ed.D, Director/Chief Information Officer, Lee College Dr. Lightfoot is responsible for developing the strategic vision for the implementation of information technology at Lee College. The technology support infrastructure has enhanced the college’s global distinction in teaching and learning. Dr. Lightfoot leads the college’s academic and administrative telecommunications, networking, videoconferencing, distance learning and computing infrastructure that include web development, WebCT, iCampus Web Registration and technical support. One of Dr. Lightfoot’s initial strategic goals for Lee College has been realized through the development of an extensive technology support environment, with more than 2,000 computers, fiber optic networks and telecommunication lines connecting major buildings and several local area networks.

The enterprise-networking infrastructure has grown from Arcnet to Gigabit over the past several years providing network connectivity to the campus and off-site facilities. Dr. Lightfoot directs a staff of 15 employees who design, deploy and operate all technology services in support of teaching, learning and administration. She is directly responsible for an annual budget of several million dollars. Her current focus is on the maintenance and support of the PeopleSoft project that includes Student Administration, Financial and Human Resources. She is the Technical Project Director for the Chambers County Community Network Project providing high-speed wireless Internet access to the community. Dr. Lightfoot is also an adjunct professor having taught computer science courses at Houston Community College, Central Texas College, Lee College and San Jacinto Community College. She is a member of several academic and technical professional organizations and currently serves on the University of Houston-Clear Lake Alumni Board. She served as president of that organization in 1996. She also served on the board of the Bay Area Women’s Center and other civic organizations. She developed computer training curriculum for Riley Chambers Community Center in Crosby, Texas which provided training for welfare to work participants through the Urban League.

She has presented many technical presentations at various conferences throughout the United States.Dr. Lightfoot previously worked for Computer Sciences Corporation as a Computer Scientist and Oracle Project Lead for NASA Johnson Space Center.She completed her bachelor’s degree at Tarleton State University-Central Texas and her masters and doctoral degrees at the University of Houston. She is a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church where Dr. James Lightfoot is the Pastor. She currently works with the youth department as a drama teacher and is a mentor. She is married to Rev. Edward Victor Lightfoot and they have one son, Naval Petty Officer John Edward Lightfoot, U. S. Navy who recently returned from Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Persian Gulf.

Mrs. Jennifer Scott Williams’s Professional Profile

Posted on 23. Jun, 2009 by in News, Women In Science

Mrs. Jennifer Scott Williams was born in Oklahoma City, OK. As an Air Force dependent, she moved around often, which contributed to her ability to adapt to new environments quickly. After living in Tennessee, Washington, DC, Ohio, her family made its permanent home in Panama City, FL, where she graduated with honors from Bay High School in 1996. Thereafter, Jennifer attended Spelman College and the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she received dual B.S. degrees in Mathematics and in Electrical Engineering via the Atlanta University Center Dual Degree Engineering Program in 2001. As a college student, Jennifer’s intern experiences were with The Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester New York, where she worked in the Digital Photography group and with Lucent Technologies in the Systems Engineering Group. Her main project with Kodak was learning to code 3 dimensional worlds in the Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML), and with Lucent she authored the Feature Definition Document for the Remote Maintenance Terminal, a new software program used to install base stations onto wireless networks. Mrs. Williams also participated in research while in school. Her first project was in the area of Fuzzy Logic (a superset of Boolean logic that allows for the concept of partial truth), where she examined its use as a source of artificial intelligence for robotics systems. Thereafter she applied her knowledge of Fuzzy Logic to the Pioneer robotics system in her next project.


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