Two of the conference rooms in our Valley Forge office are named after two brilliant women who were both pioneers in their fields, Marie Curie and Grace Hopper. Polish-born, French physicist, Marie Curie and her husband, Pierre, discovered the elements polonium and radium. Curie was the first women to win the Nobel Prize and the only woman to win the award in two different fields, chemistry and physics. Mathematician and computer programmer, Grace Hopper, joined the U.S. Navy in WWII and was assigned to the Bureau of Ordnance Computation Project to program the Mark I Computer. After the war she helped create a compiler that was the precursor to COBOL, a widely-used computer language. She was the first woman to be awarded the National Medal of Technology.
At Environmental Standards, we are lucky and proud to work with so many exceptionally talented and bright women who not only help to make our company a success, but the world around them as well.
Happy International Women’s Day!