2013 Winter IT Speakers Series

This talk describes the adventures, mishaps and insights of a female scientist and engineer who wanted to make the culture of science and engineering welcoming to everyone with passion and ability, from poets and football players to women and under-represented minorities.

All guests received a free "This is What a Scientist Looks Like" t-shirt. Below is a full-length video of Maria Klawe's talk.

Below is a slideshow of photos taken at the event.

Maria Klawe

Harvey Mudd College is led by Maria Klawe, HMC’s fifth president, who began her tenure in 2006. A renowned computer scientist and scholar, President Klawe is the first woman to lead the College since its founding in 1955. Prior to joining HMC, she served as dean of engineering and professor of computer science at Princeton University. During her time at Princeton, Klawe led the School of Engineering and Applied Science through a strategic planning exercise that created an exciting and widely embraced vision for the school.

At Harvey Mudd College, she led a similarly ambitious strategic planning initiative, "HMC 2020: Envisioning the Future." 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.