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Everything You Need to Know about Mary G. Ross, the First American Indian Female Engineer

Mary G. Ross planned missions to Mars from the ultra-secret Skunk Works in Burbank.



Everything You Need to Know about Mary G. Ross, the First American Indian Female Engineer
Everything You Need to Know about Mary G. Ross, the First American Indian Female Engineer

Mary G. Ross is best recognized for being the first known Native American woman engineer who achieved great deeds in her lifetime.

She was an aerospace engineer and one of the 40 founding members of Lockheed Corporation’s highly renowned and secretive Skunk Works project. She joined the corporation in 1942 and worked on multiple aerospace design programs, including the Agena Rocket program.

In addition, her contributions were helpful in designing concepts for interplanetary space travel, “crewed and uncrewed Earth-orbiting flights, the earliest studies of orbiting satellites for both defense and civilian purposes.”

Similarly, some other works she was involved in were the Apollo program, interplanetary space probes, and the Polaris reentry vehicle.


After achieving such great achievements, Ross retired in 1973. Thirty-five years later, at the age of 99, she bid farewell to the world. Ross died on April 29, 2008, in Los Altos, California. She currently rests at peace in Ross Cemetery, Park Hill, Oklahoma.

Mary G. Ross’ early life explored

Born on August 9, 1908, as Mary Golda Ross, she was initially raised in the town of Park Hill, Oklahoma. She was the second of five children of her parents.

Mary G. Ross holding one of her achievement awards

Mary G. Ross holding one of her achievement awards (Photo: Twitter)

Her father’s name was William Wallace, and her mother’s name was Mary Henrietta Moore Ross. Similarly, her great-grandfather was John Ross, the chief of the Cherokee Nation. However, not much is known when it comes to her siblings.


Mary was raised in a family that considered equal education to be provided to boys and girls. She was sent to the Cherokee Nation capital of Tahlequah for her primary and secondary schooling, where she lived with her grandparents.

She began attending Northeastern State Teachers’ College in Tahlequah at the age of 16. By the time she was 20, in 1928, she had received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.

With further support from her family, she enrolled at the Colorado State Teachers College (presently called the University of Northern Colorado) in Greeley to pursue a master’s degree and follow her love for rocket science and astronomy.


While she was there, she reportedly attended every astronomy class the university had to offer. She graduated in 1938 with a master’s degree in mathematics. Later, in 1949, she earned her professional certification in aeronautical engineering from UCLA.

Was Mary G. Ross married to a husband?

As of this writing, there have been no reports of Ross being married to a husband before her death. In addition, there are no records of her being in a relationship.

Ross was very much in love with her work and gave most of her focus to it. It seems like she didn’t have much time to think about love, walking down the aisle, and settling down with a husband.


Mary G. Ross’ life post-retirement

As mentioned earlier, Ross took retirement from Lockheed Corporation in 1973. Even after her retirement, she went on to help and inspire her community and the world itself in many ways.

An artwork of Mary G. Ross

An artwork of Mary G. Ross (Photo: Twitter)

She resided in Los Altos, California, and recruited Native American youth and young women into engineering careers. She supported the American Indians in Science and Engineering Society (AISES) and the Council of Energy Resource Tribes. She was also a member of the Society of Women Engineers since the 1950s.

At the age of 96, she made her appearance (or participated to say) at the opening ceremonies of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. She wore her first “traditional Cherokee dress” of green calico at that ceremony — self-made by her niece.

Mary G. Ross giving an SWE certificate to Akiko Inoue

Mary G. Ross giving an SWE certificate to Akiko Inoue (Photo: Society of Women Engineers Archives)

Three years later, in 2008, she left the world. It’s reported that she left a sum of $400,000 endowment to that museum written in her will.

What was Mary G. Ross’ cause of death?

On April 29, 2008, the first Native American woman engineer bid her farewell to the world. At that time, she was 99-year-old and only a few months were left for her to complete a century – her 100th birthday.

So, what was Ross’ cause of death? Well, it’s reported that her death was of natural causes. Furthermore, there have been no reports that suggest otherwise.


Mary G. Ross: struggles and achievements

During her time, Ross was one of the few females attending maths classes. Additionally, there weren’t many opportunities for women in fields such as engineering, rocket science, astronomy, and so on.

Considering that, one might surely have the idea that she might have had struggles on her way up. Nonetheless, she overcame all of those struggles, proved everyone wrong, and went on to make history.

A Google Doodle on the occasion of Mary G. Ross' 110th birthday

A Google Doodle on the occasion of Mary G. Ross’ 110th birthday (Photo: Google)

The following are some of Ross’ achievements as well as interesting facts:

  • Ross was included into the Silicon Valley Engineering Council’s Hall of Fame in 1992.
  • Theta Sigma Phi – a women’s communications society – named Ross Peninsula Woman of the Year.
  • Ross has been honored with achievement awards from the American Indian Science and Engineering Society and Council of Energy Resource Tribes.
  • In 1961, Ross was awarded with The San Francisco Examiner’s Award for Woman of Distinction.
  • In 1961, the California State Federation of Business and Professional Clubs awarded Ross with Woman of Achievement Award.
  • Ross has an outstanding alumna awards from her first two alma maters.
  • Ross was one of the integral member of the Society of Women Engineers.
  • The Santa Clara Valley Section established a scholarship in Ross’ name in 1992.
  • On the occasion of Ross’ 110th birthday, on August 9, 2018, Google honored her legacy with a Google Doodle.
  • In 2018, Ross’ was depicted on the 2019 Native American $1 Coin by the U.S. Mint.
  • Before enrolling at the Colorado State Teachers College, Ross used to teach mathematics and science in public schools for almost nine and a half years. Additionally, she worked as a girls’ advisor at a Pueblo and Navajo school.

Dipesh is an experienced writer who has been covering entertainment news and stories for more than two years. Presently, he writes stories for Glamour Buff and GB Issue.



Is Amy Schumer Related to Chuck Schumer? Know the Truth

Learn whether Amy Schumer and Chuck Schumer are related.



Is Amy Schumer Related to Chuck Schumer? Know the Truth

In the entertainment industry, it is unusual for public figures with the same last name to be related, but comedian Amy Schumer and politician Chuck Schumer are related.

Amy and Chuck share more than just a similar surname – they are related by blood. Chuck is the first cousin of Amy’s father, making them first cousins. 

The comedian has gone a step further by leveraging her public prominence to actively support her cousin Chuck, especially during a period when he encountered criticism from the new administration.


When President Trump criticized Chuck for shedding “fake tears,” Amy swiftly defended her cousin through an Instagram post. She said, “Also, I know Chuck Schumer, and HE CANNOT act, trust me. He can barely smile on cue. He can’t help but be transparent and genuine.”

The Schumer cousin’s public partnership was formed in 2015 when Amy sought support from her political relative following a tragic shooting incident that occurred during a screening of her movie, Trainwreck.

During a joint press conference, Amy and Chuck made a collaborative effort as they revealed Senator Schumer’s comprehensive three-pronged plan to address the issue of gun violence. Notably, the comedian actively expressed her support for the proposed measures, standing alongside her cousin in solidarity and lending her voice to the cause.


Their shared commitment to advocating for their respective causes while standing side by side serves as a testament to the strength of their familial bond and the enduring support they offer one another.

Now that we know Amy and Chuck are related, let’s delve into their respective careers and explore their achievements and contributions.

Inside Amy Schumer’s stand up career

Amy rose to prominence with her Comedy Central sketch series, Inside Amy Schumer, which premiered in 2013, earning her multiple Primetime Emmy Awards. The show provided a platform for her to showcase her comedic talents, tackling various topics with a satirical and often provocative approach.


In addition to her television work, the comedian has made a significant impact in the film industry. She wrote and starred in the 2015 comedy film Trainwreck, which was directed by Judd Apatow and received positive reviews for its comedic portrayal of modern relationships. 

Throughout her career, Amy has been known for her willingness to address societal issues, including body image, gender dynamics, and cultural stereotypes, using humor as a means to engage audiences in important discussions. 

Beyond her work as a comedian and actress, Amy has also ventured into writing, penning a memoir titled ‘The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo’ (2016), which became a New York Times Best Seller.


Inside Chuck Schumer’s political career 

Chuck has held the esteemed position of senior United States senator from New York since 1999, exemplifying his enduring dedication to public service. 

Chuck Schumer has been a political figure for over four decades.

Chuck Schumer has been a political figure for over four decades. (Source: Instagram)

As a prominent member of the Democratic Party, he has effectively led the Senate Democratic Caucus since 2017 and assumed the crucial role of Senate Majority Leader in 2021. Serving in his fifth Senate term, the politician holds the distinction of being the dean of New York’s congressional delegation. 

Notably, Chuck surpassed the tenures of distinguished figures Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Jacob K. Javits in 2023, solidifying his status as the longest-serving senator from New York.

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Kendall Jenner Clears the Air on Smoking Rumor

Everything about Kendall Jenner’s smoking habit.



Kendall Jenner Clears the Air on Smoking Rumor

It seems that these days, many people started smoking cigarettes simply to gain popularity on social media. Kendall Jenner herself sparked controversy when she was caught smoking a cigarette in Instagram posts.

On July 15, 2017, Kendall shared an artistic photo of herself smoking while lying naked on a table, with her head resting on her hand.

While it’s difficult to determine if the cigarette in the picture was lit, Kendall, being the older sister, understood the importance of explaining the smoking image. She opted for a concise and straightforward caption that stated, “I don’t smoke.”


Despite Kendall’s clear statement indicating that she does not smoke, numerous followers took to the comment section to speculate about her smoking habits. One individual expressed skepticism by commenting, “Bad Liar,” while another person wrote, “Yeah, you smoke this way.”

Similarly, one social media user went as far as suggesting that Kendall and her sisters should take up smoking, while including a “lol” to potentially soften the statement’s tone.

What did Kendall Jenner say about the smoking rumor?

Kendall has not directly addressed the rumor surrounding her smoking, but she has been proactive in asserting her non-smoking status whenever the topic has been raised in interviews.


In a blog posted on her app, the model shared her strong aversion towards a common habit among most models. Kendall revealed that she has never smoked a cigarette and firmly stated that she never will.

Not only does she abstain from smoking, but also expressed being repulsed by the act, particularly within her industry. Emphasizing her strong stance against smoking, the model described it as “disgusting” and expressed her complete opposition to it.

Kourtney Kardashian spoke about Kendall Jenner’s addiction

In an episode of Sibling Rivalry featuring Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson, Kendall made a revelation regarding her consumption of marijuana. During the episode, she admitted to smoking weed after being publicly revealed by her sister, Kourtney Kardashian. 


During the podcast episode, the model and her sister Kourtney teamed up to answer rapid-fire questions. In one particular round of questioning, the topic of marijuana was raised. 

Kourtney Kardashian disclosed that Kendall Jenner uses marijuana.

Kourtney Kardashian disclosed that Kendall Jenner uses marijuana. (Source: Twitter)

Oliver, the host of the podcast, asked the question, “If there was a stoner [in your family], who would it be?” Without hesitation, Kourtney promptly responded with “Kendall.” To everyone’s surprise, Kendall did not refute this claim and openly admitted, “I am a stoner. No one knows that, so that’s the first time I’ve ever really said anything out there.”

This candid revelation marked the first public acknowledgment from Kendall herself regarding her marijuana usage, as she disclosed this aspect of her personal life that had remained undisclosed until that moment.


However, Kendall did not provide further details about her drug use. Nevertheless, this is not the first instance where a member of the Kardashian family has been associated with the use of illicit substances.

The Kardashian family, known for their reality TV fame and public presence, has faced previous instances where some members have been connected to substances considered illegal or controversial.

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Cora Tilley Celebrates Her High School Graduation with Boyfriend Christian Hitchcock

Cora Tilley, aka Arianna Tilley, graduated her high school in the class of 2023.



Cora Tilley Celebrates Her High School Graduation with Boyfriend Christian Hitchcock

Cora Tilley, also known as Arianna Tilley, has gained popularity on TikTok by sharing videos featuring her friends and daily experiences. Several of her TikTok accounts, including her previous coratilleyyyy and coratilley accounts, were banned.

However, she continued to post content on her previous notcoratilley account, where she amassed a substantial following of over 1.9 million followers.

The TikTok star recently graduated from high school, as you could see all over her instagram. 


She can be seen extremely happy and excited and celebrating with her friends and boyfriend, Christian Hitchcock. He is also a TikTok creator who specializes in short-form content and is renowned for sharing lip-sync performances on his account. 

With a dedicated following of over 1.4 million on the platform, he has garnered significant popularity. According to Famous Birthdays, they have been dating since December 2021.

Cora Tilley graduated as a class of 2023 recently

Tilley has recently graduated, and her excitement can be seen all over her instagram. She has been celebrating with her boyfriend, Hitchcock, her family, and friends. We can see her posting a bunch of graduation pictures.


In one of her posts with graduation hats on, she mentioned that her mom decorated her cap, but it was sideways. She wrote, “My mom decorated my cap sideways so ignore that flowers r supposed to be front to back.”

She graduated on May 23, 2023, from a local high school. She followed up with a post that said, “It’s graduation day,” to which her boyfriend wrote, “I’m so proud of you,” in the comments. 

Her boyfriend also seems to be very happy for her. He also posted the pictures of Tilley graduating on his own instagram with a caption, “I’m so proud of you love, YOU DID ITTT.”


Cora Tilley previously posted her graduation photos

This is not the first time Tilley had posted her graduation photos. She previously posted her pictures on her graduation gown on December 11, 2023, and also on March 8, 2023. 

Although she has not explained much about it, it seems to be a mock graduation or a photo shoot. A lot of her fans have shown their support by congratulating the TikTok star on her special occasion.

Cora Tilley has three step-siblings

Tilley, born on December 17, 2004, is currently 18 years old as of 2023. She was raised in a well-established Christian family in Florida, United States. Being an American citizen, she strongly identifies with the Christian religion.


She completed her primary education at a local high school in Florida, where she actively participated in sports and other extracurricular activities. From a young age, she has nurtured a desire to become a renowned celebrity.

To pursue this goal, she embarked on her online career at an early stage. As mentioned by Big Name Bio, her stepfather Jordan, works as a businessman, while her mother is a homemaker. 

She also has three siblings: her stepbrother, Kingston Tilley, and her sister, Morgan Tilley, and one of her brother’s names are not known to the public.


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