Video: Edith Stern, 2012 Kate Gleason Award

Edith Stern climbed the IBM ladder from summer intern to distinguished engineer. She was a child prodigy in mathematics, and developed a passion for number theory. At IBM, she has solved challenging problems in the telephony of the 1970s through today’s multimedia digital conferencing. Proof of her proficiency as an inventor comes in the form of 110 patents.

Ms. Stern's contributions in applied mathematics span many industries. She has helped put tablet computers on 18-wheeler trucks, developed a commercial playback system for a television network, and initiated projects using radio frequency identification for health care companies.

Ms. Stern received a master's degree in mathematics at Michigan State University in East Lansing. She received her bachelor's degree in mathematics at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

Read more about the 2012 Recipients of ASME Honors and Awards

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