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This profile was last updated on 12/13/12  and contains information from public web pages.

Mary Hegeler Carus

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  • engineering
    University of Michigan
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Petticoats and Slide Rulers: The Life ..., 13 Dec 2012 [cached]
Petticoats and Slide Rulers: The Life of Mary Carus
Funding to support a traveling exhibit and programs on Mary Hegeler Carus at the Southern University at Carbondale during Women's History Month in March 2013.
Mary Hegeler Carus was the first women to study engineering at the University of Michigan and was the president of the Matthiessen and Hegeler Zinc Company in Peru, IL from 1903 to 1936. She distinguished herself as a mining engineer, industrialist and philanthropist.
The Morris Library of SIUC holds the family papers of Mary Hegeler Carus and plans to develop a traveling exhibit titled, "Petticoats and Slide Rulers: The Life of Mary Hegeler Carus" that will tell the story of how American women have shaped technology and society for over one hundred years.
Tea for Women Students Interested in Science: Carus in the News: About Us: Carus Corporation, 18 April 2009 [cached]
The highlight of the tea was a presentation by Kate B. Carus about her great-grandmother, Mary Hegeler Carus, the first woman to receive an engineering degree from the University of Michigan.
Before her death in 1936, Mary Hegeler Carus served as President of Matthiessen and Hegeler Zinc Company and as vice president of Carus Chemical Company.
Designated a National Historic Landmark, the Mansion was constructed in 1874 by Edward Hegeler, co-founder of Matthiessen and Hegeler Zinc Co. and father of Mary Hegeler Carus.
Community Grants Program | Illinois Humanities Council, 23 Dec 2012 [cached]
Petticoats and Slide Rulers: The Life of Mary Carus Board of Trustees Southern Illinois University
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