From October 19-25th the American Chemical Society celebrates National Chemistry Week. This year's theme is "Having a Ball With Chemistry", and the official site links to chemistry-related activities and games for kids.
As part of the ACS's outreach to kids, they have a series of interviews with chemists done by "Meg A. Mole, Future Chemist" (a stuffed safety glasses-wearing girl mole). The women interviewed:
- Dr. Dianne Gates-Anderson, environmental process engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (pdf)
- Ms. Amy Wylie, Senior Research and Development Specialist at Bayer Medical Science (pdf)
- Dr. Helen Free, Diagnostics Division, Bayer HealthCare (pdf)
- Ms. Pamela Helms, The Caldera Company (pdf)
- Dr. Anita Meiklejohn, patent attorney at Fish and Richardson, P.C. (pdf)
- Dr. Beronda Montgomery-Kaguri, plant biochemist, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Michigan State University (pdf)
- Dr. Martha Williams, chemist at NASA Kennedy Space Center (pdf)
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