Minerva Cordero

Minerva Cordero

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An expert in finite geometry.

Minerva Cordero

She will persevere! Minerva Cordero is a Puerto Rican mathematician and professor at University of Texas at Arlington. When she came to the United States for graduate studies in mathematics, she realized that some people made assumptions about one's level of intelligence and ability based on race and gender." She continues to persevere and help others see those misconceptions have no basis to exist. Minerva worked at the National Science Foundation to develop systemic approaches to increase participation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers as well as enhancing the quality of undergraduate STEM education at Hispanic Serving Institutions. She is also heavily involved with outreach activities to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in mathematical sciences.

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