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Caption: Katherine Neville
For those just starting out in a field, Katherine Neville recommends asking a simple question of your supervisors after completing a project: “How ...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2014
  • Length: 04:33
Caption: Valerie Fremont
As a woman as well as an immigrant to the United States, Valerie Fremont has faced particular challenges in her career. She discusses America’s “cu...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2014
  • Length: 04:18
Caption: Claire Skentelbery
After struggling with bench research Claire Skentelbery realized her true calling was science communication. She talks about the importance of gett...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2014
  • Length: 04:26
Caption: Dawn Hocevar
After years of relentlessly pursuing her career, some simple words from her four-year-old daughter shook Dawn Hocevar to the core. From that moment...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2014
  • Length: 03:10
Caption: Sherri Oslick
Don’t delay being happy in your career, says Sherri Oslick. Finding the right path requires talking to a lot of people, and it also means listening...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2014
  • Length: 04:09
Caption: Sandra Steingraber , Credit: www.livingdownstream.com/
Renowned biologist Sandra Steingraber has made fighting environmentally induced cancers her life’s work. We hear excerpts of the documentary film,...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2013
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: April Quarles
In school it’s usually the men who are encouraged in science, says April Quarles. Though women continue to face negative social influences when pur...

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2013
  • Length: 03:17
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lynn Johnson Langer
To avoid being perceived as aggressive, says Lynn Johnson Langer, women often qualify their thoughts. Phrases like “it’s just my opinion” are used ...

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2013
  • Length: 03:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Savannah Sullivan
The job market for highly skilled positions is more competitive now than in previous generations, says Savannah Sullivan. Learning outside your cho...

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  • Added: Aug 05, 2013
  • Length: 03:10
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Anna Wilson
A chemistry set with “really nice stuff in it” sparked Anna Wilson’s lifelong interest in chemistry, but her passion made her a bit of an oddball i...

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  • Added: Jul 29, 2013
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Laura McCunn
It’s not all about career, says Laura McCunn. Marriage and family need to be considered when choosing a path, she says, and she credits a lot of he...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 03:03
Caption: Helen Free
In 1941 Helen Free was studying to be a Latin and English teacher—that is, until Pearl Harbor changed her fate. With the country’s young men being ...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 03:50
Caption: Kristine Chin
After getting her master’s degree Kristine Chin found herself working in industry as the first woman in an all-male lab. It was a challenging exper...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 03:16
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mary Ellen Ternes
In the mid-1980s only 10 of the 100 on-scene coordinators at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were women. Mary Ellen Ternes was one of thi...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 02:53
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mary Jo Nye
After the launch of Sputnik in 1957 the new emphasis on science education in the United States helped spark an interest in a young Mary Jo Nye. She...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 04:33
Caption: Wendy Young Reed
For Wendy Young Reed, life is too short for disliking a job. To find a career you enjoy, she says, the key is to network the old-fashioned way: wit...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 03:29
Caption: Cynthia Palmer
When navigating the career path, advises Cynthia Palmer, make sure the jobs you take are the ones you actually want. She talks about the importance...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2013
  • Length: 03:27
Caption: Terri Taylor
It was a tough decision, she says, but Terri Taylor left grad school to become a high-school chemistry teacher. She talks about the importance of f...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2013
  • Length: 03:30
Caption: Bevin Parks
Women chemists who are also trying to raise a family can get a lot of heat, even from other women, says Bevin Parks. It helps, she says, to get to ...

  • Added: May 13, 2013
  • Length: 04:12
Caption: Isabel Escobar
In the face of harassment, Isabel Escobar learned the hard-earned lesson of standing up for herself. From men assuming she had a temper and could “...

  • Added: May 06, 2013
  • Length: 04:36
Caption: Kathryn Lysko
When Kathryn Lysko began her undergraduate work, there were 15,000 men and 100 women in her entire college. She talks about the camaraderie that em...

  • Added: May 01, 2013
  • Length: 04:15
Caption: Judith Iriarte-Gross
Without mentors, says Judith Iriarte-Gross, she would have never become a chemist. She talks about the importance of encouragement, the necessity o...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2013
  • Length: 03:57
Caption: Bonnie Charpentier
The obstacles facing women today have not disappeared—they’ve just become more subtle, says Bonnie Charpentier. In this week’s episode, she discuss...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2013
  • Length: 03:54
Caption: Joan Brennecke
Joan Brennecke talks about how spending Saturdays with her dad pulling apart cars and old calculators led to a lifetime of curiosity.

  • Added: Apr 16, 2013
  • Length: 04:06
Caption: Denise Creech
In a small town in South Carolina, chemistry students at a high school were doing accomplished, innovative work—yet no one was paying attention. De...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2013
  • Length: 02:41