Career Pathways for Women in Chemistry

While much has been done in the years since the enactment of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to ensure that sex is not a factor in one’s employment, there is still an ongoing discrepancy in the number of women entering, and remaining in, the fields of chemistry and its allied sciences.

For example, according to the National Science Foundation, women received roughly 50 percent of the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded in chemistry in 2004, yet they only received 30 percent of the number of doctoral degrees awarded. In addition, according to Chemical and Engineering News, only 27 of the top 50 chemistry departments in the United States could boast a 15 percent or greater critical mass of women faculty members.

                                            Staff: Hilary Domush, David J. Caruso

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Sensing Change

See your environment with fresh eyes through this online exhibit.

Hear It Firsthand

CHF’s Center for Oral History captures and preserves the stories of notable figures in chemistry and related fields. Many of the oral histories in the collection belong to recipients of CHF awards, including