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.
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.