November 2013 Women's
History Calendar

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Helen Quinn (1943–)

Physicist

Dr. Helen Rhoda Quinn, professor emerita at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, has made several contributions to the field of particle physics. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and recipient of numerous recognitions including the Oskar Klein and Dirac medals and J.J.Sakurai Prize. Believing that "we, as scientists, have to engage with science education at all levels," Quinn has played a lead role in authoring the national Framework for K-12 Science Education and developing the Next Generation Science Standards. Among her works is The Mystery of the Missing Antimatter, which she co-authored. It provides general readers an explanation of particle physics research.

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A passion for discovery: California women trailblazers
in science, technology, engineering and math

The November calendar shines a spotlight on four remarkable women who have achieved success in STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The calendar is produced by the California State Library, California Research Bureau, California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls and the California Department of Education. Photo courtesy of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Archives and History Office.