Sunday, November 1, 2009

Women in Science: Sister Patricia Shaffer, Chemist, Leader, Legend

I personally met Sister Patricia Shaffer and assure you she does encourage women in science. I often think of how much she helped me. Here is a quote written about her and a link to more information.

Pat Shaffer Patricia Shaffer, RSCJ, was inducted into the San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame on March 24, 2007, as an 'Improver of Women's Lives." She was cited as "a research chemist, university professor, nun, and member of the scientific associations who since the 1950s has encouraged children to study science. From the classroom to Tijunana orphanages to migrant worker children, her contributions are legendary.'

Here is her biography as it appears on the website of the San Diego Women's History Museum and Educational Center, one of event's sponsors:

'Sister Patricia Shaffer, Ph.D. has spent her career helping women in San Diego County. She has encouraged women to study science as a research chemist, university professor, nun, and member of scientific associations...'

Source: rscjscientist _inducted_into_hall_of _fame.html. ( Includes a photo) Accessed 11-01-09.

Another photo, click here:

Faculty biography USD

I will post some of her journal articles shortly. ---under development---

Thank you, Sister Patricia Shaffer, for being a great role model!!!

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