Taimi Toffer Anderson (1937- ), 1956

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Creator: Science Service

Subject: Anderson, Taimi Toffer 1937-

Type: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1956

Topic: Science fairs
     Women scientists

Local number: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2010-0105]

Summary: In 1956, Taimi Toffer Anderson (1937- ), a senior at Allentown High School, Allentown, Pennsylvania, won the girls' physical sciences division at the National Science Fair. Her project focused on how electricity can be used to trace protein molecules. Her sister, Kristina Toffer, won in the same division the following year. Taimi, born in Estonia, immigrated to the United States in 1952, and later became a landscape gardener

Cite as: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Persistent URL:http://siris-archives.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&sour ce=~!siarchives&uri=full=3100001~!287592~!0#focus

Repository:Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Saloia, eggibagga, ladders to fire, and 25 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Smithsonian Photography Initiative [deleted] 50 months ago | reply

    This photograph is featured in a blog post at THE BIGGER PICTURE.

  2. Velurajah UK 50 months ago | reply

    Wow - hope all goes well with your health. This is a lovely image

  3. Stieglitzz65 50 months ago | reply

    A very pretty and fashionable young scientist!

  4. cogito ergo imago 50 months ago | reply

    Pretty sophisticated stuff for a High School student even now, let alone in 1956!

  5. budderflyman 48 months ago | reply

    She became a landscape gardener probably because she couldn't get anywhere in the male dominated science world. Schools of science, medicine, engineering, all tended to accept males over females of equal abilities.

  6. Yellowstoneguy 45 months ago | reply

    or perhaps she enjoyed working as a gardner.

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