In this video profile from NOVA scienceNOW: "The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers," meet mathematician Maria Klawe. Even though Klawe grew up in a time when girls were not expected to excel in mathematics, for her, it came easy. She compares the process of solving difficult problems with jumping in a swimming pool when you don’t know how to swim. For years, as she was establishing her credibility as a mathematician, Klawe was a serious artist, expressing herself through painting. She describes the worry that caused her to hide this artistic side from her colleagues, and the liberation she felt when she finally revealed her works publicly. This resource is part of the NOVA: Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers Collection.
This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.
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