Kim Thomas Speaks At Charleston Country Public Library
Deputy Division Leader Kim Thomas (right) on the set of Low Country Live.
Kim Thomas, Deputy Division Leader of Chemistry Division, was recently the featured guest speaker for the opening of a special traveling exhibit at the Charleston County Public Library in Charleston, South Carolina. The exhibit is entitled "Women in Chemistry" and is sponsored by the Chemical Heritage Foundation. The exhibit focuses on the importance of chemistry in the modern world and particularly encourages women to consider careers in science. It opened on October 5th, 2005 in Charleston. Kim's talk was titled "Journey to the Center of the Atom: A perspective on careers in Nuclear and Radiochemistry." As part of the publicity for the opening, Kim was interviewed on the local television news program "Low Country Live." Kim has long been an advocate for women in science. She is the chair of the American Chemical Society Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, a member of the Network for Women in Science and Engineering, and has served on the DOE Advisory Committee on Nuclear and Radiochemistry Education. In 2000, she received an Outstanding Mentoring Award for her efforts to promote women in science at LANL.
The Lowcountry Live talk show aired on ABC News 4, WCIV-TV, Charleston, SC at 10 a.m. on October 6th, 2005.
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