Jane Blankenship won high science honors while at Oak Ridge High School before graduating from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a B.S. in chemistry. She worked summers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where her father was a physical chemist, and then married Carl Gibson, a chemical engineer, and became employed as a spectroscopist for Lockheed Aircraft.
- ^ a b "Jane Blankenship Gibson". Smithsonian Institution Archives. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 16 July 2013.