Stories from the Field preserves and celebrates the contributions of women working in chemistry and related sciences. The project captures scientific adventures and career insights in short, conversational audio interviews.
Each week we feature one new story here on CHF's website and through iTunes.
While the number of women in scientific careers has increased steadily over the last few decades, true gender equity in science, technology, engineering, and math professions has yet to be achieved. It’s widely acknowledged that role models are essential in encouraging young women to pursue scientific professions, and Stories from the Field will offer an online bank of reflections from successful working female scientists to serve as a starting point for career exploration.
We at CHF thank all our Stories from the Field participants for sharing their experiences with us—and with generations of scientists to come.
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January 28, 2013
Sharon Haynie, principal investigator at DuPont, shares the advice that helped her get savvy and make the most of her experience at MIT.
January 21, 2013
Ruth Woodall, director of Tennessee Scholars at the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Nashville, Tennessee, talks about the rewards of teaching in the 21st century and the importance of encouraging the next generation of chemists.
January 14, 2013
Sarah Mullins, a researcher in the chemistry of inorganic materials for 3M Company in St. Paul, Minnesota, talks about her love for science and how she plans to use it to create more opportunities for women in STEM fields.
January 7, 2013
Maureen Rouhi, editor in chief of Chemical & Engineering News, shares the worldview that guided her journey toward a career in chemistry as well as her very proudest moment, which involved a much different kind of science.
December 31, 2012
Patti Parziale, manager of the Fungicide Discovery chemistry group at DuPont, shares her secret to building a strong reputation and successful career. Hint: It’s not the 5-year plan.
December 24, 2012
Lisa Houston, director of applications engineering at PAC, LP, started her career when she least expected to. Here she shares her journey to remind young chemists that taking the road less traveled can often lead to the most rewarding places.
December 17, 2012
Maria Maccecchini, president and founder of QR Pharma, shares her thoughts about her mentors and the encouragement that helped her go a long way.
December 10, 2012
Zafra Lerman is the president and founder of Methods Integrating Music, Science, Art and Dance. Here she shares some thoughts about her collaborative efforts with scientists around the globe to keep the world clean and efficient.
December 3, 2012
Sarah Widder, a research engineer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), shares her experience as a young woman in the modern workplace.
November 26, 2012
Marye Anne Fox, recipient of the 2010 National Medal of Science, had her first child while working toward her Ph.D. Here, she shares thoughts about motherhood, science, and the affirming moment that brought the two together.
CHF’s new video project features eight remarkable women and their contributions to science.
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