“Believe in yourself and believe in what you’re doing.” 

Lucy Eubanks

Lucy Eubanks, retired professor at Clemson University, discusses the importance of flexibility and recalls how telling men she was a chemist elicited a very different response than telling men about her other passion: the violin.

Eubanks received a B.A. degree in chemistry from Mount Holyoke College and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her M.S.N.S. degree from Seattle University. Her teaching career of 40 years has spanned the globe, from Frankfurt, Germany, to Seattle, Washington, from Southwestern College in Chula Vista, California to Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. Eubanks has a passion for sharing chemistry with non-science majors, and wrote one of the earliest college-level environmental chemistry textbooks. She participated in several curriculum projects for the American Chemical Society (ACS) and most recently was editor in chief for two editions of Chemistry in Context. Eubanks remains active in chemical education and ACS governance activities.

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