Podcast Ep 22. On Thin Films and Nobel Prizes: Margaret Schott Profiles Katharine Burr Blodgett
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Podcast Ep 22. On Thin Films and Nobel Prizes: Margaret Schott Profiles Katharine Burr Blodgett

At last summer’s American Chemical Society national meeting, Dr. Margaret Schott of Northwestern University took the unusual step of giving her history division presentation as her subject, Dr. Katharine Burr Blodgett. In this episode we interview Dr. Schott about her own path in life and chemistry, as well as that of Dr. Blodgett, including the … Continue reading

Podcast Ep. 20 Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland and the Definition of Sustainability
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Podcast Ep. 20 Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland and the Definition of Sustainability

What does “sustainability” mean? Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland is famous for serving three terms as the Prime Minister of Norway and chairing the World Commission on Environment and Development — the Brundtland Commission — which defined sustainable development as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to … Continue reading

Podcast Ep. 19 Scientists and Impostor Syndrome: Can We Do Anything About It?
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Podcast Ep. 19 Scientists and Impostor Syndrome: Can We Do Anything About It?

You may have heard of “impostor syndrome” or “imposter phenomenon,” when perfectly competent people have the feeling that they don’t belong or are faking it in their professional lives. It can lead sufferers to hold back their ideas and self-reject from opportunities, and it is surprisingly common among high-achieving people. In this episode, we talk … Continue reading