What kinds of careers opportunities are available for women who major in chemistry?
There are so many opportunities that might not seem obvious! I have two chemistry-English double majors working in my lab this semester who could have lots of open doors in science writing. Energy-related science will continue to grow, and hopefully the biotech/pharmaceutical industry will rebound before too long. Science is increasingly multinational and while most researchers speak and publish in English, students with international experience and sensibilities will have an advantage. What do you hope your students will learn from this seminar? I hope students will develop an appreciation for the women pioneers of science and also become more aware of gender issues in academic and professional life. I hope they will seek out mentors to guide them in their career choices, whether scientific or otherwise. I hope they will see the value of science education and the importance of public funding for research. I hope they will learn about the value of community engagement. Finally, many wo