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    Jeanette Gecsy Grasselli Brown

    October 2008: Jeanette Gecsy Grasselli Brown, prominent analytical chemist, successful infrared and Raman spectroscopist, world renowned authority on its applications, and excellent laboratory manager, was inspired by her high school chemistry teacher to secure an education in chemistry. She &ldquo...

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    Margaret (Marge) Cavanaugh

    November 2006: Dr. Margaret (Marge) Cavanaugh is currently the Deputy Assistant Director for Geosciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, Virginia. Marge has been at NSF for 17 years. She enjoys interacting with the many people who work and visit NSF and especially mentoring t...

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    Dr. Lin X. Chen

    March 2005: Dr. Lin X. Chen and I have worked in the same corridor for more than 15 years. While not in the same research group, we are well aware of each other's projects and have even co-organized a symposium at Argonne together (on in situ methods). Her research is fascinating and her work ethic...

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    Dr. Gerty Cori

    September 2004: The implications for the work of Gerty and Carl Cori on carbohydrate metabolism are so well known in our culture that any normal jock can tell you the importance of carbohydrates in the generation of energy in the mammalian body. The names Gerty and Carl Cori and the term Glucose-1...

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    Dr. Edith Marie Flanigen

    May 2005: The month of May is when the Chicago Section presents the Gibbs medal for achievements in chemistry. As many of you already know, a jury of 12 highly qualified scientists chooses the award winner. A number of years ago, one of the jury members was Edith Flanigen. I thought it would be app...

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    Rosalind Elise Franklin

    January 2005: Nearly a half a century ago, scientists were racing to discover the secret of life. A leader in this endeavor was Rosalind Franklin, a young, outstanding British researcher who was working on DNA. She discovered enough information about DNA to provide the basis for an explanation of h...

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    Mary Good

    February 2006: Our featured woman chemist this month is a warm, friendly lady who is also a loving mother, wife and dotting grandmother. When asked what she was doing for the holidays she eagerly answered, "I'm flying to be with my son and his family for Thanksgiving and for Christmas I'm having ev...

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    Bette Nesmith Graham

    December 2006: This month's topic is about Bette Nesmith Graham, a secretary and single mother raising a son on her own. While she was not a chemist, she was the inventor of Liquid Paper correction fluid, one of the most simple, yet work-saving inventions in all of office-supply history.--- As ele...

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    Dr. Jennifer Holmgren

    November 2004: Jennifer Holmgren is Director of Exploratory and Fundamental Research at UOP LLC. The Exploratory and Fundamentals Department sponsors programs that provide the tools, methods, and skills necessary to support UOP's project portfolio as well as programs which take UOP in new directio...

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    Mary Margaret Lally Huston

    September 2005: Every month a member of the Women's Chemist Committee is asked to choose a female chemist that they would like to write an article about for the Chemical Bulletin. Here is a second article of someone special who has made me and many others feel welcome when they joined the Chicago S...

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