Uma Chowdhry (Indian-American b. 1947): Uma Chowdhry was born in Mumbai, India, in 1947. She earned her Bachelors in physics from the Indian Institute of Science, Mumbai University before moving to the United States. Initially seeking to study nuclear physics, Chowdhry was soon hooked on chemistry thanks to her future husband Vinay Chowdhry. After graduating … Continue reading Profile: Uma Chowdhry
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 … Continue reading Profile: Marie Maynard Daly
George Washington Carver was born in Diamond, MO, in 1864/5, though the real date is unknown. Born into slavery, Carver’s parents Giles and Mary were owned by a German immigrant slaveholder Moses Carver. At the conclusion of the civil war, Moses Carver and his wife Susan decided to keep George and his brother James. Susan … Continue reading Profiles: George Washington Carver
Dr. Samuel Massie Jr.: Samuel Massie Jr. was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on July 3rd, 1919. The son of two teachers, Massie was an incredibly bright child. He skipped many grades and ended up graduating from high school at the age of 13. Too young to be accepted to college, Massie and worked at the … Continue reading Profile: Samuel Massie Jr.
Lorenzo Romano Amedeo Carlo Avogadro, conte di Quaregna e Cerreto or as we know him, Amedeo Avogadro, was born on August 9th, 1776 in Turin, Italy. His father, a lawyer turned senator in Italy, Avogadro began his education in the pursuit of law. Avogadro earned his law degree in 1792, but did not start practicing … Continue reading Profile: Amadeo Avogadro
Antoine Lavoisier (1743-1794) was a pioneer of modern chemistry. Born in Paris, France, in 1743, Lavoisier enjoyed a privileged life as the son of a prominent lawyer. His mother died when he was five years old and left a good amount of money for him. He studied at Collège des Quatre-Nations of the University of Paris between … Continue reading Profile: Antoine Lavoisier
Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937) was born in New Zealand to James and Martha Rutherford. He had a quiet childhood complemented by a better education than most kids living in the New Zealand countryside. In 1887 Rutherford won a scholarship to Nelson Collegiate School - at that time it was the only scholarship available to help students attend … Continue reading Profile: Sir Ernest Rutherford