Jane Blankenship

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Jane Blankenship Gibson
Jane Blankenship Gibson 1961.jpg
Blankenship in 1961, illustrating a news story about "sex desegregation" in science and the importance of encouraging more women to become scientists during the Cold War.[1]
Other names Jane Blankenship
Fields spectroscopy
Institutions Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lockheed Aircraft

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.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Jane Blankenship Gibson". Smithsonian Institution Archives. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 16 July 2013.