Celebration of Women in Chemistry

November 10, 2020, 1-3 pm

Female scientists have been trailblazers and pioneers for centuries, but their contributions were often overlooked. In commemoration of the 50WomenAtYale150 anniversaries, the Chemistry Department held a celebration of women’s contributions to chemistry and Yale Chemistry through a virtual symposium. The symposium featured:

  • Introduction and emcee by the newest faculty member in Chemistry, Dr. Stacy Malaker

  • Presentations on the history of Yale women in chemistry

  • Unveiling of an exhibit in Sterling Chemistry Laboratory that features nine women scientists who made critical contributions to Yale, science and society. See a short presentation on this exhibit.

  • Reminiscences and advice from two of these featured scientists, Esther Hopkins and Alanna Schepartz.

  • Remarks from alumnae Bianca Sculimbrene (College of the Holy Cross), Linda Lohr (Pfizer), Arikha Moses (Galatea Surgical), Jin Kim Montclare (New York University), and Katherine Kayser-Bricker (Halda Therapeutics) on their experiences and advice as women in science

  • Panel discussion with these alumnae speakers