Lessons In Chemistry: Women Making Waves In Science Off-Screen

Girls Who Code
2 min readOct 25, 2023

Who else is loving the #WomenInSTEM representation in the new show #LessonsInChemistry? At Girls Who Code we love celebrating women in science both on and off-screen. Here are a few leaders making waves in chemistry IRL that you should have on your radar.

Kristen Wells-Lewis created Black to the Lab, a fun, educational kit that teaches young Black girls about STEM’s impact on the cosmetics industry. She aims to use the science of beauty to open up young girls’ minds to STEM-related career paths.

Dr. Kate Biberdorf, also known as Kate the Chemist, is a Ph.D. chemist, science entertainer, and professor at The University of Texas. She hopes to break the image of the stereotypical scientist and teach students to enjoy science rather than be intimidated by it. Kate also hosts NPR’s “Seeking a Scientist.”

Tamara Ewing used social media to document her journey as a first-generation college student studying chemistry. Now Ewing is a “chemfluencer” inspiring nearly 50,000 social media users to fall in love with the lab. Since graduating, Tamara has worked as a chemistry teacher both on and offline, and she currently works in research.

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