Elda Anderson - Research Article from American Homefront in WWII

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A Scientist's Journey

Elda Emma Anderson was born on October 5, 1899, in the small Wisconsin town of Green Lake, the second of three children of Edwin A. and Lena Heller Anderson. Elda enjoyed math and science as a child and aspired to be a kindergarten teacher but ultimately set her ambitions on a career in science. Her early display of intellectual ability showed promise to her family, and they fully supported her academic plans. It was very uncommon for women to attend college in those days.

Elda Anderson graduated from high school in Green Lake and then attended nearby Ripon College, earning her undergraduate degree in 1922. She obtained a graduate assistantship in physics from the University of Wisconsin and earned her master's degree from the institution in 1924. Anderson went on to teach in local colleges and high schools before joining the physics department at Milwaukee-Downer College, where she became...

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