Even in 2018, there is a disproportionately small number of women in STEM fields. Luckily, at Missouri State University, we have women willing to fight the stigmas and stereotypes to pursue a degree they love.
Aubrey Hormel and Emily Justus, both undergraduate mathematics majors, went to the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics Jan. 27-28.
They were able to explore options in the mathematics field and learn more about research.
“I met several people, listened to some interesting research talks and received great advice from some inspiring women. Also, I’m pretty sure they convinced me to apply to a PhD program, where I was really only considering a master’s before,” Hormel said.
Justus was equally inspired.
“A lot of the research presented I would like to have learned more about,” Justus said. “Having women being the ones to present this type of research has also encouraged me. The speakers have influenced me to broaden my horizons of what I could possibly do for my career.”
Both Hormel and Justus were thankful the mathematics department sent them. We are thankful they went.
Keep up the great work!