ACS Celebrates the Achievements of Women Scientists in American History

Women’s History Month (March 1 - 31, 2017) honors the contributions of women to American culture and society. The American Chemical Society has selected some women scientists that contributed to important discoveries during times of rampant gender discrimination.

Rachel Holloway Lloyd was the first woman to earn a PhD in chemistry. 

Ellen H. Swallow Richards is best known for her advances in sanitary engineering. 

Alice Hamilton was known as the "first lady of industrial medicine". 

Gerty Theresa Cori and her husband were the first to outline the process of sugar metabolism.

These are just a handful of the stories available. You can find the full list to explore on the ACS website.



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Publication Date: 
Friday, March 3, 2017