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Marie Curie, famous for her two Nobel Prizes and her work with radioactive elements, may be one of the most prominent women in the history of chemistry but many other women have also made significant contributions to this field. Here, readers will find nine videos created by the Science History Institute (formerly the Chemical Heritage Foundation) celebrating the contributions of eight of these women chemists. The first video, produced in partnership with WHYY Philadelphia for broadcast in 2013, is an hour-long television documentary showcasing the accomplishments of all eight women. Readers curious to learn more about any of these individuals should check out the remaining eight videos, which comprise a series of 15-minute films that each highlight one of the women and include a brief text description of her background and career. Examples include Stephanie Kwolek, who invented the Kevlar material used in body armor and Paula Hammond, a Professor of Engineering at MIT who researches nanotechnology.
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March 15th, 2019
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March 12th, 2019 at 3:26pm
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March 13th, 2019 at 3:27pm
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