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Role Models in Science and Engineering: Marie M. Daly-Chemist

Celebrating Black History Month with another Role Model in Science and Engineering:

Marie M. Daly was a Chemist and the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in Chemistry in the U.S. She became known for her groundbreaking work investigating how diet, cigarettes and other factors affect the heart and the circulatory system. Her research has saved countless lives! What prominent woman chemist at Columbia University in 1944 played a key role in Marie Daly’s admission to that institution to obtain a Ph.D.? Read her full biography here.