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They Answered The Call Of Numbers
“Hidden Figures is a book about people like you, who answered the call of numbers,” said the author Margot Lee Shetterly, addressing a packed room at the Joint Math Meetings in Atlanta this January. The book, which tells the story … Continue reading
A conversation with The Accidental Mathematician
Izabella Laba is a fantastic blogger. She is also a professor at the University of British Columbia. She is widely published in harmonic analysis, geoemtric measure theory and additive combinatorics. And most recently, she is one of the founding editors … Continue reading
Celebrating Our Sisters in STEM
Did you know that a group of six women programmed the first ever electronic computer? Just one of the interesting facts I’ve learned this March, and in honor of Women’s History Month I wanted to give a welldeserved tip of … Continue reading
Math and the Genius Myth
Earlier this month, Science published a paper about the genius myth and gender. It found that when academics in a field think their discipline requires a special innate talent, that field tends to attract fewer women. “We’re not saying women [or … Continue reading
Posted in people in math, women in math
Tagged Bethany Brookshire, Cathy O'Neil, genius, genius myth, innate talent, Izabella Laba, women in science
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Making Conferences Easier for Families
Most mathematicians want to make mathematics, and especially mathematical academia, more hospitable to women. One way to do that is to help them participate as fully as possible in conferences, even when they have young children. Due to a sometimes … Continue reading
Medaling Mathematicians
You may consider the Fields Medal a boon to the mathematical community as it showcases amazing young mathematicians and brings math into the limelight. Or you may view the Fields Medal as an unfortunate reinforcement of the notion that mathematics … Continue reading
Narrowing The Gender Gap
This 3minute clip of Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson is the kind of thing that might provide just the right bit of encouragement to someone struggling to express their passion for STEM. Neil DeGrasse Tyson Said What He Thinks About Race … Continue reading
Posted in Issues in Higher Education, people in math, women in math
Tagged gender gap, Larry Summers, Math gene, Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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My Top Ten Issues in Mathematics Education
What are your “top ten”? Sue VanHattum, a full time faculty member at Contra Costa College inspired me with her wonderful top ten list . Below are my top ten Issues in Mathematics Education. While this is my opinion, I do … Continue reading
Winter Break Reading: Baking and Math
If you, like me, like both food and math, then maybe you should check out Yen Duong’s blog Baking and Math. Duong is a graduate student studying geometric group theory at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her blog mostly … Continue reading
Posted in Math Education, Theoretical Mathematics, women in math
Tagged geometric group theory, graduate student
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Celebrating the Grandmothers of STEM
It’s not strictly mathematical, but Grandma Got STEM is one of my favorite blogs. It’s a collection of stories about grandmothers and other older women who have or had careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Posted in women in math
Tagged education, recommended reading, science, women in science
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