Today's New York Times offers a tribute to Mildred Spiewak Dresselhaus, a professor emerita of physics and engineering at MIT. The Times article, by Natalie Angier, begins with this verse from the 1948 Hunter High School yearbook:
Any equation she can solve;
Every problem she can resolve.
Mildred equals brains plus fun,Toward the end of Angier's conversational article, Dressellhaus offers some numbers about women in science: "When I came to M.I.T. in 1960, only 4 percent of the students were female. Today it’s about 40 percent of undergraduates."
As this blog has noted earlier, women are finding a presence in mathematics but are too-seldom visible.
THANKS to poet Ann E. Michael, for alerting me to this Times article.
Readers: I invite you to send me poems that feature math-women.
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