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Webinar to Reflect on 20th Anniversary of Graduation of UMD’s First Black Female Ph.D. Students in Mathematics

By Maryland Today Staff

Two decades after they became the first cohort of Black women to earn doctoral degrees in mathematics at the University of Maryland, Tasha R. Inniss, Sherry E. Scott and Kimberly S. Weems will join their mentor and former chair of mathematics, Raymond Johnson, for a celebratory Zoom conversation at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21.

Inniss, Scott and Weems, whose STEM achievements resulted in greater opportunities for underrepresented groups to pursue graduate studies in the field, will talk about their accomplishments since graduation as well as their perspectives on the challenges still faced by mathematicians of color in higher education.

The discussion is sponsored by the American Mathematical Society, and registration is open to the public.

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