African American Women Chemists in the Modern Era

ISBN : 9780190615178

Jeannette E. Brown
294 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Oct 2018
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This is the second of two books about African-American female chemists. The first book (African-American Women Chemists, 2011) focused on the early pioneers—women chemists from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Act. African American Women Chemists in the Modern Era focuses on contemporary women who have benefited from the Civil Rights Act and are now working as chemists or chemical engineers.

This book was produced by taking the oral history of women who are leaders in their field and who wanted to tell the world how they suceeded. It features eighteen amazing women in this book and each of them has a claim to fame, despite hiding in plain sight. These women reveal the history of their lives from youth to adult. Overall, Jeannette Brown aims to inspire women and minorities to pursue careers in the sciences, as evidenced by the successful career paths of the women that came before them.


1. Introduction
2. Chemists Who Work in Industry
3. Chemists Who Work in Academia
4. Chemists Who Are Leaders in Aademia or Organizations
5. Chemists Who Work for the National Labs or Other Federal Agencies
6. Life After Tenure Denial in Academia
A Success Story
7. Next Steps
Selected Publications

About the author: 

Jeannette E. Brown is a former Research Chemist for Merck & Co. Inc. and a former Faculty Associate at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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