A Mathematician Who is Top of The Line
By: Bibi Drum
I have studied many women mathematicians here at Appalachian State University, and have seen the difficulties they have experienced because of their gender. In the class, Women in Mathematics, I have seen that women can do math. We overlook so many great women mathematicians in education. For instance, how many women do you hear about in calculus class? I just hope that we can bridge the gap between women and math.
This is why I decided to write about such an excellent woman, Karen E. Smith. She is the very top of her field in tight closure, and can probably out smart many men in math. Her work has lead to great accomplishments. Smith mentions that she would rather be remembered for her mathematics, than for her teaching. She has a passion for math, is a pro at it, and has not been affected by those who tried to discourage her. If you research her further, you will probably see math in a different light, just like I did.
A HISTORY OF WOMEN MATHEMATICIANS
THE PERSISTENT MATHEMATICIAN
JUST A GLIMPSE OF HER MATH
A DEEPER LOOK INTO HER MATH
HOW DOES HER MATH RELATE TO REAL LIFE