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 immigrated to America, she realized that people immediately made assumptions based on race and gender. They assumed that she could not know as much about math and be capable of being good at it. She continues to persevere and help others see those misconceptions have no basis to exist. Minerva worked with 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 and increasing their graduation rates. She is also heavily involved with outreach activities to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in mathematical sciences.

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