Winifred continued her science education at University of Chicago, a time when not many women were going to graduate school--and certainly not as a science major.
“I think I was protected because I was a foreign student. I was different anyway. The first couple years of graduate school, I frequently was the only woman in class. I remember there was one professor who was away and got his assistant to give his lecture for him. This substitute, each time he showed up, he would look at the class and say, “Lady and Gentlemen.”
(To be continued. Next: No Place for Women.)