Tagged women in STEM

Alice Ball played by Kiersey Clemons
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'The Ball Method' trailer introduces Alice Ball, chemist who discovered treatment for leprosy

In 1915, Alice Ball, a recent graduate from the College of Hawaii with a master's in Chemistry, started work on investigating the chemical properties of chaulmoogra oil. This extract, derived from the seeds of the chaulmoogra tree, was first used to treat leprosy in China over six hundred years ago but the substance was too...

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An Interview With A Particle Physicist On What It Takes To Become A Ghostbuster

Ghostbusters is set to hit theaters in just over a month, and while the film might be fiction, it has some basis in actual science. We've already looked at why the Ghostbusters reboot is important and the real-world physics behind the Proton Pack. This time, I am interviewing the MIT particle physicist, Lindley Winslow, whose...

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