Today is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. I want to highlight Dr. Maria Klawe for her work and contribution to science and math and her devotion to improving K-12 science and mathematics education in California.
Dr. Maria Klawe began her tenure as Harvey Mudd College’s fifth president in 2006. A renowned computer scientist and scholar, President Klawe is the first woman to lead the College since its founding in 1955. Dr. Klawe has made significant research contributions in several areas of mathematics and computer science, including functional analysis, discrete mathematics, theoretical computer science, human-computer interaction, gender issues in information technology and interactive-multimedia for mathematics education. Her current research focuses on discrete mathematics.