Lafayette College’s Special Collections and Archives is a treasure trove of rare books, manuscripts, artwork, digital collections, and artifacts. Materials housed here support teaching, learning, and research at the College as well as the broader scholarly community. This video series takes you behind the scenes with Thomas Lannon, director of Special Collections and Archives, to learn more about the significance of the items housed here.

 

Grace Hopper Coding Glossary

Jenn Rossmann, professor of mechanical engineering and co-director of the Hanson Center for Inclusive STEM Education, discusses a glossary of computer science terminology from 1954. Grace Hopper, a computer science pioneer, wanted to make the language of computer programming more accessible. This glossary and other related items are on display in Skillman Library throughout the month of March in honor of Women’s History Month.

Marie Curie’s Treatise on Radioactivity

Jenn Rossmann, professor of mechanical engineering and co-director of the Hanson Center for Inclusive STEM Education, shares insights about Marie Curie’s 1910 Treatise on Radioactivity, for which the Polish scientist received her second Nobel Prize. This book and other related items are on display in Skillman Library throughout the month of March in honor of Women’s History Month.

 

The Black Panther newspaper

Aaron Pride, assistant professor of Africana studies, discusses The Black Panther newspaper from 1969 and its connection to the College. To commemorate Black History Month, the Skillman Library placed the newspaper on display during the month of February.

 

 

Hanson Center

Working to advance inclusion and equity in STEM

Lafayette’s Daniel and Heidi Hanson ’91 Center for Inclusive STEM Education is a hub for community and collaboration, coordinating support for students and faculty in STEM with excluded identities, faculty development of inclusive pedagogies and curricula, and faculty research in inclusive education and STEM studies.

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