Profile: Marie Maynard Daly

Marie Maynard Daly was born on April 16th, 1921 in Corona, Queens, New York City. She was the child of an immigrant father Irving C. Daily and Washington D.C. native, Helen Page. Ivan C. Daly worked day to day as a postal worker, but was incredibly passionate about chemistry. He immigrated to the U.S. to […]

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Interview with James Nowick- Researcher, Educator, Advocate.

HeychemTutor got a chance to sit down with esteemed professor and advocate Dr. James Nowick, who is currently based out of the University of California-Irvine. We sat down to discuss chemistry, LGBTQIA+ rights, and advocacy. This was a project Heychem set in celebration of June 2017 Pride month. Contact us with questions, concerns, or complications […]

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June Pride STEM Stories- Hannah

(From June 4th, 2017)  “The Scientific Queery: “The Scientific Queery When I mentioned I loved talking to the new faculty member A third year queer guy mentioned that the professor seems friendly to our kind And it seems like it shouldn’t be something needed to be said And yet I can count the number of […]

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June Pride STEM Stories- Amanda

(From June 3rd, 2017) “As another one of The Gays with a bachelor’s in molecular bio, currently working as a research assistant in a computational bio lab…I hate the way that people use biology to fuel their own hatred. Within the sci community I don’t personally have many problems, b/c I don’t look stereotypically “gay.” […]

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June Pride STEM Stories- Michael

(From June 3rd, 2017) “I am a biologist and ethicist retired (mostly) from the State University of New York. Currently, I teach “Ethics in Science and Pharmaceuticals” at Zhejiang University of Technology in Hangzhou, in China (as a “High End Foreign Expert” ( 高端外国专家) for about one month each summer. Have been a Senior Fulbright […]

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June Pride STEM Stories- Brian

(From June 2nd, 2017)  “I’m getting my PhD in biology (studying neural development using the retina as a model system). As a gay man, I’ve been incredibly fortunate to benefit from the long struggle the previous generations of LGBT+ community has fought to change public opinion as well as to have lived in more progressive […]

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June Pride STEM Stories- Joe

(From June 2nd, 2017) “I’m in the process of getting Bachelors in Physics and Mathematics. Being a gay person was one of the reasons I ended up studying and loving science. Growing up in a rural, conservative community I felt it was in my best interests to remain deeply closeted, and instead of dwelling on […]

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June Pride STEM Stories- Stella

(From June 2nd, 2017) “I’m a mathematician who does CS research for a government consulting firm. I’m also bisexual and transgender. I’ve been shocked at how accepting my university professors (U. Chicago) were, and how accepting my company was (seriously, how many billion dollar cooperators are places where an autistic trans person would feel comfortable?)… […]

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June Pride STEM Stories – Ari

(From June 2nd, 2017) “So here is my story. I have been in science for quite a while and have had a varying degrees of support as well as non support. I started out over a decade ago going from major to major until one professor ended up really engaging me and getting me excited […]

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June Pride Month Stories

Hello everyone! Here at Heychem we’re doing our best to be socially active in the STEM community. Last post, I chatted about my ideas for profiles on prominent LGBTQIA+ chemists as a sort of celebration. After that, I got an idea to reach out through social media to learn from everyday researchers, engineers, and scientists […]

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