Mathematicians Involved with Girl Scouts
We have videos from the following mathematicians who were Girl Scouts and have been involved with AWM:
Anne Leggett, AWM's Newsletter Editor
Magnhild Lien, AWM's past Executive Director
Samantha Pezzimenti, has been involved with AWM's programs and conferences
There are also other connections between AWM and Girl Scouts:
Marion D. Cohen
By the time I was a Girl Scout I was extremely interested in mathematics and astronomy, which were inseparable in my perception. The Girl Scouts didn't have a math badge, but they did offer an astronomy badge. Mother convinced the local Girl Scout council that she was qualified to coach my troop in the astronomy badge, so for a while it met at our home in the evenings. In those days a girl couldn't earn a badge unless her entire troop did (which Mother thought was very odd), but Mother and I worked hard together to teach my fellow-scouts, and we succeeded. They and I earned the badge.
Ruth Stauffer McKee (1910-1992) was
involved with Girl Scouts. She was a student of Emmy
Noether and she worked for the Joint State Government
Commission of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It
was on a Girl Scout trip in 1953 that she discovered the job
opening that would develop into her fascinating career
was a Girl Scout through the end of high school. She
received the curved bar rank.