Women in the sciences have historically been pushed aside and their achievements minimized or even ignored. Their male peers have often stolen women’s work, or demeaned it for personal gain. Female mathematicians had to adopt male pseudonyms to receive recognition, and female researchers were routinely dismissed as assistants or technicians. This course highlights the accomplishments of numerous women scientists, and the often-disgraceful treatment they received.

David Crossley has degrees in both electrical and mechanical engineering; he retired from a 40-year career in the aerospace arena. He taught electromagnetics at New Mexico State University, performed electronic warfare operations in five war zones with the Air Force out of Kirtland Air Force Base, and is now playing oboe with the Albuquerque Philharmonic.