CP Chem employees donate Women in Science books

posted Oct 26, 2016, 6:12 AM by District Webmaster   [ updated Oct 26, 2016, 6:23 AM ]
ChevronPhillips Chemical Company employees arranged to donate copies of the book Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World to the Bartlesville Public School District's secondary science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) teachers, along with a copy for each of the school site libraries.

Pascale Atallah, a Ph.D. polymer scientist, wrote, "Donating these books is just a small gesture to recognize the work that has been done by these women scientists who paved the road for many of us and many more to come. We hope these books will bring awareness and knowledge to the students about all of the various STEM fields available to them and spark their interest in pursuing a STEM major. These donations were made through our Diversity and Inclusion program."

Helping Dr. Atallah present the books were other CPChem employees: blow molding supervisor Jay Chaffin, catalyst group technician Renee Gagan, administrative assistant Jennifer Jackson, and materials evaluation lab technicians Nancy Majors and Cory Pullins. The group was invited to present the books at the October 2016 department meeting of the district's secondary science and STEM teachers.

Science and STEM department chair Granger Meador said, "We are grateful to these industry professionals who have thoughtfully provided this resource for all of  the teachers in our departments. In my case, I was only familiar with about a dozen of the 50 women scientists featured in this cleverly illustrated book by Rachel Ignotofsky. So I have some homework to do, and this book will be a delightful way to improve my awareness. I know our teachers will have fun sharing this resource with our students."
Women in Science Book Donation

ChevronPhillips Chemical Company employees came to the district's October meeting of secondary school science and STEM teachers to present copies of the Women in Science book by Rachel Ignotofsky.

Women in Science Book