Cosmetic Chemistry ConnectionsThursday, October 24, 2013
Cosmetic Chemistry Connections: Young Women of Colour and Science
Next week I am really thrilled to be a part of Cosmetic Chemistry Connections, a way to get young women of colour more interested in Science, Technology and Engineering (STEM) subjects. I always loved my mathematics and chemistry classes but I know many young people never look at these options when choosing what they plan to study.
When I looked around my old laboratory I wasn't the only person of colour but I was the only black woman in the company and at many conferences and events. Getting young black girls interested in studying science is just the start. Making cosmetic products starts with Chemistry so the flip side of this is getting more black and ethnic minorities into the cosmetic industry.
Here is a bit about the event and I will be back to tell you all about it next week!
to encourage young women from disadvantaged backgrounds to study chemistry at University.