This post is part of Mashable’s ongoing series The Women Fixing STEM, which highlights trailblazing women in science, tech, engineering, and math, as well as initiatives and organizations working to close the industries’ gender gaps.

Google just debuted a new Doodle to honor the life and legacy of Mary G. Ross, the first Native American engineer. 

Ross, a Cherokee citizen, was born in 1908, excelled in math as a student, and ultimately became the first female engineer at Lockheed Missiles & Space Company. Though much of her work remains classified, she helped develop the conceptual design of the Agena rocket and was a member of teams that sent missions to Mars and Venus.  Read more…

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