“Nothing is better than a good day in the lab.”

Sarah Mullins

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.


Mullins enjoys seeing chemistry applied to real-world uses and currently works on sandpaper used in industrial manufacturing of all things made with metal. She has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. degree from Northwestern University. In her free time Sarah is active in several community organizations, including Project SEED, where she works with her local section of the American Chemical Society to encourage the next generation of scientists. She also enjoys various kinds of adventure and recently traveled to the Galapagos Islands.   

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