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Leslie Madsen quoted in article on women in STEM 100 years ago

Leslie Madsen-Brooks

Research by Leslie Madsen, an associate professor of history and associate director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, appears in the March 2020 edition of Super Science, a publication by Scholastic for three- to sixth-grade students.

The publication interviewed Madsen for the article “Daring to Discover: These women fought to follow their dreams in STEM 100 years ago.” Madsen spoke about Agnes Chase (1869-1963), a Smithsonian agrostologist who was known not only for her prolific research on grasses, but also for mentoring Latin American women scientists, supporting African Americans’ civil rights and being imprisoned in a workhouse for protesting women’s lack of suffrage.