Beyond Emmy and Sophie: Resources for Learning about Women in Math #makereducation
In honor of Ada Lovelace day last week, Scientific American posted a piece listing some of their favorite resources for learning about lesser-known women in mathematics and science:
Today is Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of women in science, technology, engineering, and math. If you’d like to read about women in math for the occasion, you’re in serious danger of coming across an article about Hypatia, Emmy Noether, Sophie Germain, or Sofia Kovalevskaya. Of course, these are inspiring women with compelling stories, and more people should know about them. But there are so many other women mathematicians out there! When we talk about these women, and only these women, we run the risk of playing into the idea that mathematically gifted women are a rarity. Luckily, we are not, so there are a lot of other stories to read.
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