Conversations with Chemists

A Celebration of International Women's Day

Now, more than ever, careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are helping solve the world’s challenges. At the American Chemical Society, we recognize and value the countless individuals who have devoted their life’s work to use the transforming power of chemistry to improve all people’s lives. But how did these chemists get their start? And what does their daily work look like?

Conversations with Chemists, a panel discussion with four dynamic chemists presenting their stories – past, present, and future – was hosted on International Women’s Day – March 8, 2021 from 1–2 pm ET.

With a special focus on students in U.S. grades 4–8 (ages 10–14), we’ve explored what sparked these scientists' interest in chemistry, their education and career journeys, and the work they do today.

This is a great event to enjoy as a class or encourage students to watch individually.

We invite you to watch the video recording below.


Vimeo ID: 521107292

Our Panelists

Natalie LaFranzo, Ph.D.
Cofactor Genomics

Ingrid Montes, Ph.D.
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras

Teri Odom, Ph.D.
Northwestern University

Greglynn Gibbs
Penn State Berks

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