Female Mathematicians Featured in MoMath Exhibits

As part of MoMath’s commitment to promoting gender equity in mathematics, the Museum applied for and received a grant from the Association of Science and Technology Centers’ IF/THEN Gender Equity program, a national effort sponsored by Lyda Hill Philanthropies. A portion of the grant provided funding for MoMath to update the electronic information decks that accompany each of the Museum’s exhibits to highlight the work of a female mathematician whose work can be connected to the mathematical concept explored by the exhibit. Through this project, MoMath aims to encourage girls and young women to engage with mathematics and to consider careers in STEM fields.

*3-D Doodle*: Olga Ladyzhenskaya

*Coaster Rollers*: Sophie Germain

*Finding Fifteen*: Tanya Khovanova

*Hoop Curves*: Florence Nightingale

*In Plane Sight*: Ingrid Daubechies

*Logo Generator*: Minerva Cordero

*Mind Over Measure*: Joan Clarke

*Pattern Mesh*: Cathleen Morawetz

*Pattern Pants*: Euphemia Haynes

*Shapes of Space*: Sophia Kovalevskaya

*Square-Wheeled Trike*: Mary Cartwright

*Structure Studio*: Alicia Boole Stott

*Tessellation Station*: Marjorie Rice

*Tile Factory*: Marjorie Lee Browne

*Time Tables*: Kathleen Ollerenshaw

*Tracks of Galileo*: Vivienne Malone-Mayes

*Twist ‘n’ Roll*: Karen Uhlenbeck