Title and Description Page
Growing up in Eufaula, Oklahoma. Native American influences. Stepfather was the town's only physician. Importance of education and becoming someone with that education. Interests in math and science.
Undergraduate Education 5
University of Oklahoma. Contrasting laboratory skills of men who worked on cars and herself. Influences of Norman Fogel and Ron Kantowski.
Graduate Education 10
Working at Auburn University with S. David Worley and Philip B. Shevlin. University of Texas, Austin. Physical chemistry research with Michael J. S. Dewar. MINDO/3. Dewar's assistance looking for postdoctoral positions.
Postdoctoral Work 16
Purdue University and Herbert C. Brown. Husband finding a job. Transition from mostly computational work to experimental. First female post-doctorate in the group. Giving birth and coming back to work the next week. Balancing day-care and working half-days, then full-time. Interactions with other females in the department. Women in Science and Engineering group. Women Chemists Committee lunches at American Chemical Society meetings. Listening to other women's experiences.
Principal Investigator 27
University of Oklahoma. First tenure-track female in chemistry department. Balancing work and raising a one-year-old son. Christopher spending time in the laboratory. Working with students who are mothers. Same department chair for 25 years. Dealing with discrimination. Role models, mentors, and resource distribution.
National Level Surveys 37
2000 C&E News article about women in chemistry. Thinking about the distribution of women and minorities through chemistry departments in academia. Mailed surveys to department chairs regarding the numbers of women and minority faculty and their professorial rank. Recognition of discrimination over time. Creation of a community around the minority chemistry faculty. Published in AWIS Magazine—not a peer-reviewed journal. ACS checks and verifies the data. Survey similar data for the top fifty departments ranked by NSF in other disciplines. Intense feedback. Capitol Hill briefings and Congressman Vernon J. Ehlers.
Diversity Research and Experiences 49
Ford Fellowship. Chancellor Diversity Scholar at UCSD. Marye Anne Fox. SACNAS. Surveys, discussion, awareness, and change. Historical mentors. Marie Curie. Ann Nalley.
Principal Investigator 56
Single wall carbon nanotubes. Ann Nalley's ACS Presidential Event. Richard E. Smalley memorial symposium.
Diversity Research and Experiences 58
Title IX and science. Public perception of scientists. Image of Marie Curie. Television show Breaking Bad.