Sorority Women in STEM Careers Before STEM was a Term

If you’ve seen the film Hidden Figures, you’ll be interested to know that Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson, Dorothy Johnson Vaughan, and Mary Winston Jackson were initiates of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Here are links to previous posts about sorority women who were members of GLOs before STEM was a term. They were pioneers in their fields and there are scores and scores of others who stories have not been widely told.

Nora Stanton Blatch Barney, Kappa Kappa Gamma,

Elsie Katherine Bergegrun, M.D., Alpha Sigma Tau,

Emily Helen Butterfield, Alpha Gamma Delta,

Edith Schwartz Clements, Kappa Alpha Theta,

Edith Clement book

Anna Botsford Comstock, Kappa Alpha Theta,

Anna Botsford (Comstock), 1874

Myrtle Fahsbender, Kappa Delta,

Myrtle Fahsbender, 1930s (courtesy of Kappa Delta)

Elizebeth Smith Friedman, Pi Beta Phi,

Mary E. Gladwin, R.N., Delta Gamma,

Dr. May Agness Hopkins, Zeta Tau Alpha,

Dr. May Agness Hopkins in uniform

Carlotta Joaquina Maury, Ph.D., Delta Gamma,

Julia Morgan, Kappa Alpha Theta,

Julia Morgan, Kappa Alpha Theta

Louise Pellens, Pi Beta Phi,

Florence Lucas Sanville, Alpha Omicron Pi,

Mary Thompson Stevens, M.D., Delta Gamma,

Annie Marie Tremaine, M.D., Alpha Phi,



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