Mackenzie Ross, "For a Dollar, Name a Woman": A Discussion of Women in Mathematics and Why They Should be Recognized
Mathematics has historically been a male dominated field. That stigma still has residual effects today, particularly in higher education. Some reasons for barring women from studying mathematics were “scientific” – women exercising their brains would shrink their ovaries – and others were societal – women were mothers before anything else. Slowly, math became a more diverse field, and it is still diversifying today. This research project was focused on learning about women mathematicians, their accomplishments, the obstacles they faced, and ways to expand education about women mathematicians.
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