The Chemical Educator
ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)
Abstract Volume 21
(2016) pp 13-14
Agnes Fay Morgan: An Early Pioneer in Nutritional Chemistry
Rick C. White*,†, Valencia Browning-Keen‡ and Janis H. White‡
†Department of Chemistry, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, 77341, CHM_RCW@SHSU.EDU; ‡Family and Consumer Sciences, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, 77341 Received January 7, 2016. Accepted January 9, 2016.
Published: 15 January 2016
Abstract. The addition of F Dr. Agnes Fay Morgan, a Ph.D. chemist from the University of Chicago strengthened the area of Nutrition at UC Berkeley into one of national prominence. This was accomplished by strengthening the science background of dietetic students. Her desire to raise the department to national prominence served as a role model to many women who had an interest in science with no real place to carry out work.
Key Words: Chemistry and History; women in science
(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: CHM_RCW@SHSU.EDU)