Bernice Ackerman

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Bernice Ackerman (1925-1995) was an American meteorologist. She received her Ph.D. in geophysical science from the University of Chicago in 1965. She was the first woman weathercaster in the U.S. and the first woman meteorologist at Argonne National Laboratory.[1] She held positions in the U.S. Weather Bureau, the University of Chicago, Texas A&M University and Argonne National Laboratory.[2] Prior to attending college, Ackerman was a weather observer and flight briefer for the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) in World War II.[3]


  1. ^ Bailey, Martha J. (1994). American Women in Science:A Biographical Dictionary. ABC-CLIO, Inc. ISBN 0-87436-740-9. 
  2. ^ Heise, Kenan (8 July 1995). "Retired State Meteorologist Bernice Ackerman". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Passport to Knowledge. "World War II and the Broadening of Opportunities". Retrieved 16 April 2011.