May 12, 2013

The Legacy of Phebe and Matilda:  Contributions by Women at the Delaware County Institute of Science, Media, Pa. Presented by Kathy Hornberger, Ph.D, Widener Univ.  Women have supported the mission of DCIS since the organization began in 1833, although active membership with full voting privileges was not available to them until 1869.  This talk will focus on some of the remarkable women of Delaware County whose passion for the sciences was equal to any of the men who were elected members.  DCIS is indebted to all these women for their perseverance, hard work, and foresight, for without them it could not have sustained its mission of disseminating scientific knowledge to the general public during its 180 years of existence.

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