Honors College
 

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Major

English, Math

Advisor(s)

Jennifer Moxley

Committee Members

Hollie Adams, Carla Billitteri, Gregory Howard, Jennie Woodard

Graduation Year

May 2022

Publication Date

Spring 5-2022

Abstract

This project, entitled To The Women Who Wear Pi Day Shirts, is a poetry manuscript that explores a journey of a women in STEM. While taking college English courses, I read about characters such as the creature in Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, who had intelligence, yet was physically hideous, an outsider from the human population. The creature was an outsider to the normal human, much like how I feel as a woman in STEM, which gave me the idea to write about my own journey. The poetry in this manuscript is a reflection from being in elementary school learning mathematics to teaching high schoolers. I conclude exploring the behind the scenes of the poetry I have written and my inspirations for the manuscript. I discuss that this manuscript is for other outcasts like myself to see that they are not alone and so that other women who feel that they are not good enough or not smart enough to pursue a STEM degree to not listen to the backlash.

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