Bernice Ackerman

American meteorologist

Bernice Ackerman (1925-1995) was an American meteorologist. In 1965 she got a Doctor of Philosophy in geophysical science from the University of Chicago. She was the first woman weathercaster in the United States. She was the first woman meteorologist at Argonne National Laboratory.[1] She worked at the U.S. Weather Bureau, the University of Chicago, Texas A&M University and Argonne National Laboratory.[2] Before college, Ackerman was a weather observer for the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) in World War II.[3]

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  1. Bailey, Martha J. (1994). American Women in Science:A Biographical Dictionary. ABC-CLIO, Inc. ISBN 0-87436-740-9.
  2. Heise, Kenan (8 July 1995). "Retired State Meteorologist Bernice Ackerman". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 16 April 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Passport to Knowledge. "World War II and the Broadening of Opportunities". Retrieved 16 April 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)