Margaret Barson Frank
Margaret Barson Frank (February 3, 1926 - May 29, 2013) was a pioneering American woman in the area of STEM for women.
Early life and education
Frank was of all Romanian heritage. She grew up in a Romanian enclave of immigrants in Pennsylvania. She spoke only Romanian until the age of 4. She started learning English in school at age 4. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 1946 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and completed a Master of Education at Eastern Michigan University in 1973 in Secondary Education and Math.
Frank worked as a chemical engineer at Parke-Davis in Detroit, Michigan. She left that job when she started having children.
Frank returned to work as a math teacher and worked for 20 years.
Frank married her husband, John G. Frank, in 1950. They had four children.