Today’s Google Doodle Honors a University of Northern Colorado Graduate

Billions of people visit Google everyday, so today billions of people are getting a glance at one of Northern Colorado's own. 

According to the Greeley Tribune;

Today is the 110th birthday of Mary G. Ross, the first female Native American engineer, granddaughter of Chief John Ross of the Cherokee Nation and a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado.

Ross pursued a master's degree at UNC, where she fostered her love of astronomy and rocket science, according to Google, which honors her in today's Google Doodle on

During World War II, Ross was hired by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation as a mathematician, and was one of the 40 founding members of the top-secret Skunk Works team. As a part of that team, she helped develop initial design concepts for interplanetary space travel and satellites, including the Agena rocket.

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