I interviewed Michael Lewis for the Wesleyan Storytelling Project over Homecoming Weekend 2012. Michael majored in CSS (hardcore!) and now does market research for Teach For America. Typical Wesleyan do-gooder. 😉
I interviewed Sharon Purdie ’74 at Homecoming Weekend 2012. She was in one of Wes’s first co-ed classes.
The latest episode Distillations is about how the Soviets and the US used science as a weapon during the Cold War. It was especially fun to have my friend and founding Executive Producer Audra Wolfe back in the studio. From the Distillations website: For decades the United States and the Soviet Union were locked in…
Lucy Eubanks is a retired professor from Clemson University. She tells a lovely story about her earliest days in the field, trying to choose between chemistry and the violin.
Cynthia Rockwell interviewed TV producer Matt Penn ’80 and his son Dylan ’15 at Homecoming Weekend 2012.
Linda Wang is senior editor at Chemical and Engineering News. She talks about the importance of volunteerism and how she’s combined her love for writing and photography in a satisfying career with C&EN.
This is the first full-length interview for the Wesleyan Storytelling Project. Cynthia Rockwell interviewed John and Sarah Holman during Homecoming Weekend 2012. They met at Wesleyan and share some poignant memories from their Wes days including thesis writing, tree hugging, and the night John Lennon was shot.
From the Distillations website: Alchemists are known for equally dreamy and practical pursuits—trying to turn base metals into gold and achieve immortality while also conducting the experiments that would lay the groundwork for modern chemistry. But it turns out the alchemists had another trick up their sleeves: speaking the language of love—and lust. In this episode…
Maria Burka is a program director for the NSF and past president of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. She talks about how women can support each other in a traditionally challenging profession.