Category Archives: Chemistry

Mary-Dell Chilton

Thanks to Steven Goldsmith, who submitted this post about his colleague Mary-Dell Chilton. Mary-Dell Chilton got STEM. Mary-Dell Chilton has been called “the Queen of Agrobacterium” for her discovery of the process by which genes can be inserted into plants, … Continue reading

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Ann Cartwright

How I came to love chemistry By: Ann Cartwright, Chemistry Professor at San Jacinto College, mother of two daughters. I knew. By 11th grade I knew. I was in a geometry class and it was such an exhilarating challenge. I knew … Continue reading

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Mary Engle Pennington

Thanks to Jill Tietjen, regular contributor to Grandma got STEM, co-author of the Bestseller Her Story, A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America, and President and CEO of Technically Speaking, Inc. for this post. The first woman inducted into the Poultry Historical Society’s … Continue reading

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Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin

This picture of Dorothy Hodgkin is from the Nobel Prize website, which states that she won the prize “for her determinations by X-ray techniques of the structures of important biochemical substances”. The following biography is quoted from a Public Broadcasting Service (WGBH) site A … Continue reading

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Rosalind Elsie Franklin

Thanks to the blogger at Synthetic Environment for a post about impressive female chemists, including Rosalind Elsie Franklin (1920-1958). Here’s an article from The Human Touch of Chemistry about Franklin: A woman scientist from Cambridge University published an article in the … Continue reading

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Ellen Swallow Richards

Thanks to the blogger at Synthetic Environment for a post about impressive female chemists, including Ellen Swallow Richards (1842-1911).  The Chemical Heritage foundation has an interesting post about Richards, which includes this information: Born Ellen Henrietta Swallow, she was the daughter … Continue reading

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Lise Meitner

Thanks to the blogger at Synthetic Environment for a post about impressive female chemists, including Lise Meitner (1878-1968). Here is a biographical sketch from the San Diego Supercomputer Center’s Women in Science Site. In 1945, the Royal Swedish Academy of … Continue reading

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