Cynthia Curtis had numbers in her blood. With a grandmother and mother who both studied mathematics, it is no surprise that this professor was drawn to the field. “I never thought to question whether mathematics was something a woman could do,” explained Curtis, who says she was inspired by their example.
Charles Darwin’s voyage to the Galapagos Islands inspired the masterpiece of scientific thinking known as the theory of evolution by natural selection. Every biology student learns about it in the classroom but few have the opportunity to follow in Darwin’s footsteps and explore the islands firsthand. Yet come May, a group of students enrolled in The Natural History of the Galapagos Islandsand Ecuador will be doing just that.