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Celebrating Women in STEM in Trexler Library

by Emily Stackhouse '20 Mar 13, 2024

During Women’s History Month, Trexler Library is celebrating the contributions and impact of women in fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) both past and present.

Women are significantly underrepresented in STEM fields; roughly 30% of the STEM workforce is women, and that figure decreases even further in computer science and engineering. Women such as Katherine Goble Johnson, African American mathematician known for analyzing the flight paths that sent Apollo 11 to the moon in 1969, and Edith Clarke, electrical engineer whose expertise was influential in the design of the Hoover Dam, provide tangible evidence that girls and women are capable of excelling in STEM fields.

Author of Barnes and Noble’s Book of the Year “Lessons in Chemistry” Bonnie Garmus wrote her debut novel after facing harsh discrimination from her male colleagues in the tech industry. Now the title, which you can find in our collection, has gone on to sell more than six million copies.

We celebrate all the wonder women paving new paths in STEM fields, including our own students and faculty! Check out our Women in STEM collection by browsing our catalog or visit the library to see our display.