March 8th 2019 is International Women’s Day.
We’ll start with an image I first shared three years ago that I think still says it all! Thank you, Steve Lomax (Photo courtesy of the wonderful children of Mansfield Green E-ACT Primary, @mgeact @EducationEACT) who shared this wonderful response to the task ‘Describe a mathematician’…
Some useful references on women in Mathematics:
- From the American Mathematical Society: Women Doing Mathematics. Note there is much information on this site. Women@NASA caught my eye.
- European Women In Mathematics
- MIT highlight MIT Women in Mathematics
- Follow @womeninmaths the Women in Mathematics Committee of the London Mathematical Society (@LondMathSoc).
- From the Cambridge Core blog, 17 prominent women in mathematics
From the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme, Find ways to encourage girls to study Mathematics.
And for some History
- The excellent St Andrews site has information on female mathematicians. Look for example at Florence Nightingale, a pioneering statistician. Or Caroline Herschel perhaps less well known than brother William!
- From Nrich: Women in Mathematics
- From Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia, pages to illustrate the numerous achievements of women in the field of mathematics.
- From Wikipedia a list of women in mathematics
- Smithsonian.com: Five Historic Female Mathematicians You Should Know
Great resources – also available that I’ve got on display for today are free posters from this link https://medium.com/nevertheless-podcast/stem-role-models-posters-2404424b37dd