University of Minnesota women faculty featured in History Center exhibit opening Nov. 27

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Rhonda Zurn, Institute of Technology,, (612) 626-7959

Nancy G. Johnson, Department of Mechanical Engineering,, (612) 626-0738

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (11/24/2009) - A photography exhibit featuring women science, engineering and mathematics faculty in the University of Minnesota's Institute of Technology opens Nov. 27 at the Minnesota History Center, 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul. The exhibit will run concurrently with the Benjamin Franklin exhibit until July 4, 2010.

The exhibit, entitled "Inventive Women: Portraits of Scientists and Engineers from the University of Minnesota," is a collection of black and white portraits by Nancy G. Johnson, a communications specialist in the Institute of Technology's Department of Mechanical Engineering. Each portrait is accompanied by a statement written by the faculty member about her research.