A world-renowned research scientist, Wetterhahn helped establish the Women in Science Project (WISP), which dramatically increased female science majors and became a model for colleges and universities across the country.
IMPACT ON DARTMOUTH
When she started in 1976, Wetterhahn was Dartmouth's first female chemistry professor. She went on to found the Toxic Metals Research Program and hold several administrative titles. Dartmouth has established several memorials in her honor, including a graduate fellowship in chemistry and an annual faculty award for distinguished creative or scholarly achievement.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Chemistry professor John Winn says, "One of her goals from day one was to be able to encourage all students who were interested in science in general, and in her work in particular, to have opportunities here at Dartmouth."
Last Updated: 5/4/13