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Author talk: Jeannette Brown

Jeannette Brown will discuss her new book, African American Women Chemists in the Modern Era..

Ms. Jeannette Elizabeth Brown is an organic chemist and historian, throughout her career, Ms. Brown has obtained awards for her work to bring underrepresented students into STEM studies. Her first book, African American Women Chemists, details the lives of early African American female pioneers in chemistry, up to the Civil Rights Era. Her new book African American Women Chemists in the Modern Era tells the lives of 18 living women chemist who are doing remarkable work as a chemist, chemical engineer or other professions.

While a research chemist at Merck & Co. Inc. for 25 years, Ms. Brown synthesized new compounds for testing as potential new drug candidates for human and animal health, suggesting new targets for development.

She was appointed to the National Science Foundation Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women Minorities and Persons with Disabilities and served on that committee for two terms. Ms. Brown is an elected Councilor of the American Chemical Society from the North Jersey Section. She was Chair of the Project SEED Committee, a program for economically disadvantaged high school students. She is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society.


Tuesday, February 5, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Lower Level Program Room

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