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Hypatia of Alexandria- Mathematician and Scholar

Hypatia Poindexters

Hypatia of Alexandria was a scientist, mathematician, and philosopher who lived in the late fourth and early fifth centuries AD.  Some date her birth around 370 AD, while others believe she was born around 355 AD.  Regardless of the date, it is known that Hypatia was born in Alexandria, which was then a part of […]

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Susan B. Anthony- Champion of Women’s Right to Vote

Susan Anthony Poindexters

Susan B. Anthony paved the way for what would eventually become the 19th Amendment to the constitution.  She was human-rights activist and was heavily involved in the woman’s suffrage movement.  Very outspoken and a true leader, Susan was a champion of women’s right to vote, even though she was harshly ridiculed.  She serves as a […]

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Electric Guitar Extraordinaire- The Story of Les Paul

Les Paul Guitar Poindexters

If you love music, you owe Les Paul a debt of gratitude.  He has had an incredible influence on musical instruments, style, recording and playback that dates back to the 1930’s.  His innovations have had a revolutionary effect on every type of recorded music we hear.  He is best known for inventing the Gibson Les […]

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Acoustics and Seat Cushions- The story of Wallace Sabine

Wallace Sabine Poindexters

By day, he was a mild-mannered professor of physics. By night, he was the midnight phantom of a Harvard lecture hall. Today, because of his unusual experiments with seat cushions, Wallace Clement Sabine is known as the father of architectural acoustics. Wallace Sabine is the physicist credited with the modern science of architectural acoustics. Sabine […]

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Inventor and Futurist -The Story of Raymond Kurzweil

Raymond Kurzweil Poindexters

Raymond Kurzweil is an American inventor and futurist who touched the lives of many. His life’s work includes the modern synthesizer and a reading machine for the blind. Although his influence goes far beyond. He has been a pioneer in text-to-speech synthesis, synthesizers, speech recognition, and virtual reality. In addition, he is an accomplished author, […]

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