Faces of Chemistry - Women in Chemistry


Follow the adventures of eight leading women in chemistry and celebrate the common element that catalysed their journeys: a life-changing, chance-taking, thrill-seeking love of science. Courtesy of the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Women in Chemistry series.

Type of Activity

group work, working independently



Age Group

14 to Postgraduate
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Through the airplane window 19-year-old Nancy Chang watched Taiwan disappear beneath her. Sixteen hours later the plane touched down in Boston. Chang had made up her mind: she would study biology.