Mather, Katharine Livingston, 1853-1939

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Geologist and engineer. Katharine Mather received her A.B. (1937) in Geology from Bryn Mawr College and was a doctoral student in Geology (1937-1940) at Johns Hopkins. She was employed as a Research Assistant (1939) at Johns Hopkins; Research Associate (1940-1941) at the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History; and a Geologist (1942-1982) for the Army Corps of Engineers at the Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

There she served as the Chief (1947-1976) of the Petrography and X-Ray Branch in the Engineering and Sciences Division of the Concrete Laboratory; Chief (1976-1980) of the Engineering and Sciences Division; and Special Technical Assistant (1980-1982) in the Structures Laboratory. She received several awards, including the Exceptional Civilian Service Award (1962); the Federal Woman's Award; and an award in 1986 for her contributions to science from the Mississippi Academy of the Sciences. She was a Fellow of the Mineral Society of America and the American Concrete Institute.

She also participated in the International Symposia on Chemistry Cement (1960-1986); co-authored Butterflies of Mississippi (1958); and was the Editor (1960-1966) of the Journal for the Mississippi Academy of the Sciences. In 1940 Katharine Mather married Bryant Mather, also a geologist with the Army Corps of Engineers and she resided in Clinton, Mississippi with him until her death in 1991.

From the description of Papers, 1942-1966. (Iowa State University). WorldCat record id: 35861822

Geologist and engineer. Katharine Mather received her A.B. (1937) in Geology from Bryn Mawr College and was a doctoral student in Geology (1937-1940) at Johns Hopkins. She was employed as a Research Assistant (1939) at Johns Hopkins; Research Associate (1940-1941) at the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History; and a Geologist (1942-1982) for the Army Corps of Engineers at the Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

There she served as the Chief (1947-1976) of the Petrography and X-Ray Branch in the Engineering and Sciences Division of the Concrete Laboratory; Chief (1976-1980) of the Engineering and Sciences Division; and Special Technical Assistant (1980-1982) in the Structures Laboratory. She received several awards, including the Exceptional Civilian Service Award (1962); the Federal Woman's Award; and an award in 1986 for her contributions to science from the Mississippi Academy of the Sciences. She was a Fellow of the Mineral Society of America and the American Concrete Institute.

She also participated in the International Symposia on Chemistry Cement (1960-1986); co-authored Butterflies of Mississippi (1958); and was the Editor (1960-1966) of the Journal for the Mississippi Academy of the Sciences. In 1940 Katharine Mather married Bryant Mather, also a geologist with the Army Corps of Engineers and she resided in Clinton, Mississippi with him until her death in 1991.

From the description of Papers, 1942-1997. (Iowa State University). WorldCat record id: 84025447

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creatorOf Mather, Katharine. Crushed limestone aggregates for concrete / by Katherine Mather. U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station (WES); Cold Regions Research Engineering Laboratory (CRREL); Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL)
creatorOf Mather, Katharine. Papers, 1942-1997. Iowa State University, Parks Library
creatorOf Mather, Katharine. Papers, 1942-1966. Iowa State University, Parks Library
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Mather family papers, 1834-1967. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Mather, Bryant. Oral history interview, 1997. Iowa State University, Parks Library
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Industrial engineering
Concrete--Additives--Mechanical properties
World War, 1939-1945--Biography
Cement
Concrete--Chemistry
Concrete--Research
Aggregates (Building materials)--Evaluation
Petrology
Women in engineering
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Geologists--Biography
Limestone
Cement products industry
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Death 1939

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