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By Brett Freiburger and edited by the WHOI Women’s Committee Women at WHOI fought an uphill battle towards equality—in the lab and at sea.  As the US went through the massive cultural changes in the twentieth century, WHOI opened their ships to female researchers.  The number of women at WHOI began to increase in the…

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“She had fashioned a remarkable career out of the oddest assortment of parts: athletic prowess, an atomic bomb, a Smith firing, nosiness, and smidgen of luck.”-Kim Robert Nilsen, “Oceans, Atoms and Earthly Secrets

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Mary Sears

Mary Sears became a part of the story of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution before the funds for its establishment we even secured. 

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