A true trailblazer, Florence Bascom was

A true trailblazer, Florence Bascom was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University (1893), though she was forced to sit behind a screen so as not to bother the men in the class. Later, she became the first female geologist to be hired by the United States Geological Survey (1896) as well as the first woman to be an officer of the Geological Society of America. Bascom was born ‪#‎OnThisDay‬ in 1862. http://ow.ly/PD9cp

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