Alumna Honored for Women’s History Month

Marie Maynard Daly, Jan. ’38 is one of five African-American women that have been commemorated for Women’s History Month with a digital portrait for their achievements in STEM. Daly was the first African-American woman in the United States to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry. The portraits were created by high school students in Manhattan and Queens after conducting a period of research where they identified women to profile. The initiative is sponsored by Global Kids, a nonprofit organization working with children in underserved districts across the country, in collaboration with LinkNYC and the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications. The digital portraits, which have been featured on LinkNYC kiosks, will be on view throughout the five boroughs until March 31.