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Top Secret Rosies: Female Mathematicians During World War II

With so many STEM-in-the-curriculum discussions and the urgency to encourage 21st Century girls and young women to take more interest in science and technology, it’s exciting to discover a resource that shares a story about women and some amazing mathematical achievements. 171 more words

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SHE-LOGY: This post is dear to me because it connects with my earlier professional background. Yes, I shamelessly admit that I kicked off my career as a software programmer working with what was probably one of the oldest programming languages — COBOL. 1,045 more words

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SHE-LOGY: I scheduled a SHE-LOGY post later this week to celebrate women in mathematics. But since today is the 133rd birthday of the first girl in this trilogy, I publish it now in her honor. 763 more words

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Gender, conferences, conversations and confrontations

My departmental colleague Greg Martin has posted a paper entitled “Addressing the underrepresentation of women in mathematics conferences.” A comment and a bibliographical reference on page 9 of the text inform us that the paper is intended for publication in the Notices of the AMS. 3,624 more words

Women In Math

Spotlight: Elizabeth Pacheco, Department of Mathematics, OU.

We continue our Spotlight series where we highlight one of the member of the OU Math Department. This edition of Spotlight shines a light on one of our most accomplished graduate students, Elizabeth Pacheco… 542 more words


Male nerd privilege

I recently read this essay by Laurie Penny (hat tip Jordan Ellenberg) about male nerd privilege. Her essay stemmed from comment 171 of Scott Aaronson’s blogpost… 737 more words