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Hot Off the Press! Newly Released Guidebook on Study Abroad from MC Professor Gregory Malveaux

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Innovations Grant Information Session, Feb. 20

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Mark Your Calendars for Student and Alumni Colloquium, Feb. 26 at Rockville

Guest Lectures

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The Role of Liberation Theology in the Black Freedom Struggle, Feb. 15


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Dr. Christina Devlin to Serve as Local Representative at TYCA Northeast Annual Conference


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Governance Council Nominations Are Coming!

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Anti-Bullying and Anti-Retaliation Workshop, Feb. 12 at Rockville

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"Teaching Students Who Are Challenging" Workshop Friday, March 22 at Rockville

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The Transfer Fairs Are Coming This Month

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Ex-Child Soldier, Hip-Hop Artist, and Motivational Speaker Emmanuel Jal at the Cultural Arts Center, March 8

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Power to The People - An Interdisciplinary Humanities Innovations Lab Activity, Wednesday, Feb. 20

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FUN WORK: Laughter, Play and Humor to Reduce Stress and Solve Problems 2019 Workshops

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Black History Month- Medicare for All Discussion, Feb. 13

MC Spotlight

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MC-Smithsonian Faculty Fellows' Showcase Event, Feb. 21, 2019 at Rockville Campus

Arts at MC

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Multimedia Exhibition: A Life in the Year at Media Arts Gallery, Now to March 1

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Volunteer Fair at TP/SS Campus: 30+ Organizations This Wednesday!

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Feb. 11

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Category: Features

Published: 2019-02-11 00:00:01.000

Monday, February 11, 2019, is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In pursuit of gender equality on all levels, this day aims to close the gender gap occurring in STEM-related professions and higher education by raising awareness.

The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to establish an annual International Day to recognize the critical role women and girls play in science and technology communities.

Mary Agnes Chase (1869-1963), Botanist and Suffragist who identified thousands of types of grass all over the world while fighting for women's right to vote.

"Grass made it possible for the human race to abandon cave life and follow herds." - Mary Agnes Chase

Gertrude Elion (1918-1999), Pharmacologist and Biochemist who has saved thousands of lives with the drugs she developed.

"Don't let others discourage or tell you that you can't do it. In my day I was told women didn't go into chemistry. I saw no reason why we couldn't. - Gertude Elion

Katherine Johnson (1918-), Physicist and Mathematician who calculated the flight path for the first manned mission to the the moon.

"[The other women] didn't ask questions or take the task any further. I asked questions, I wanted to know why. They got used to me asking questions and being the only woman there." - Katherine Johnson

Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943-), an astrophysicist whose research gave us further understanding of the life cycle of the stars and planets.

"If we assumed we've arrived [at absolute truth], we stop searching. We stop developing." - Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Who is a woman in science that you admire?

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