This month the St. Kate's Archives & Special Collections wanted to highlight women in science-- especially our very own! St. Catherine students have always been dedicated to exploring the natural and physical sciences. In the 1940s, a student club dedicated to the sciences was created and called Mendel Forum. This club was geared towards students majoring in the sciences, but also encouraged these students to be active in learning and engaging with all the sciences offered on campus.
The display also features the scales, made out of horn, used and gifted by Sister Antonius Kennelly for her work on her Ph.D in Munich, Germany. We like to think Sister Antonius would be very proud of all the women doing amazing work in our science departments today!
The display features a wide variety of Mendel Forum artifacts, but we are missing artifacts and papers from modern science clubs! If you are a participant in any science club, please contact the Archives & Special Collections and learn how you can get your club's story preserved!
For more information, visit the Archives online or in person in Room 62 of the Library, open Monday-Friday from 9:30-4:30.