Women Making History
The following is an archived post from the IHB blog Marking Hoosier History.
This year Women’s History Month celebrates women’s accomplishments in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Amelia Earhart was a record-setting aviator and a supporter of women’s rights. She joined the faculty of Purdue University in 1935 where she inspired women to learn aviation and counseled them on professional careers. Purdue funded the plane in which she attempted to fly around the globe in 1937. She disappeared over the Pacific Ocean. Learn more about her time at Purdue and see photos of Earhart at the Purdue University Library e-archives. Also, visit the Smithsonian’s exhibit, One Life: Amelia Earhart, www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/earhart.