Thursday, March 20, 2008

Her Lab in Your Life: Women in Chemistry

As long as there has been chemistry, notes the News Bureau of Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, women have made contributions that affect everyday life.

"Her Lab in Your Life: Women in Chemistry" is an exhibit (on display through 30 April) that explores the accomplishments of 68 women chemists, including Shannon Lucid, the NASA biochemist who set the American record for most days in space; Susan Solomon, who determined the chemistry behind the ozone hole, and Ruth Benerito, who invented "wash and wear" cotton fabrics in the 1950s.

The exhibit is cosponsored by Dow AgroSciences, the global agricultural research-based company headquartered in Indianapolis, and the School of Science at IUPUI. The exhibit is free and open to the public in the Cultural Arts Gallery of the IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Boulevard, Indianapolis.

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