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Buzzfeed: 11 unsung women in science

Microbiologist Alice Catherine Evans discovered the connection between microbes and illness.

Microbiologist Alice C. Evans discovered the connection between microbes in raw milk and illness. (Photo: Library of Congress)

As we encourage more girls and women to embrace sciences, we should be aware that women have already made significant contributions. Such is the case with microbiologist Alice Catherine Evans, whose discovery of microbes that can exist in raw milk and cause undulant fever, led to the adoption of pasteurization in the U.S. According to Buzzfeed UK contributor Kelly Oakes: “You might not know who these women are. But the world would be a different place without them…”  (read more)


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The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN) was established in 2010 as a public corporation; it is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority. viNGN was funded primarily from a grant by the National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) as part of a federal program to improve the broadband capacity in the United States, its territories, and the District of Columbia.The program is called the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).


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