Patricia Ann Thiel

Honored by:The Chemistry Department
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Elementary school: St. Anthony's Catholic School, Lismore, Minnesota
High school diploma: 1971 Adrian Public High School, Adrian, Minnesota
B. A. in Chemistry, May 1975 summa cum laude, Macalester College, St. Paul Minnesota,
Ph.D. in Chemistry, June, 1981; Research Adviser: Professor W. Henry Weinberg, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California
Postdoctoral Research: January-November, 1981; Research Adviser: Professor Gerhard Ertl, Physikalisch-Chemisches Institut der Universitit Miinchen Sophienstrasse 11 D-8000 Miinchen 2Federal, Republic of Germany

Years at ISU: 11 (started August 1983)
Physical and Analytical Chemistry

Impact on Women and Science:
Scientific research can be wonderfully exciting, especially at that breathtaking moment when one wrests a closely-guarded secret from Nature's grasp. I have always tried to show this by example to the young women whom I have taught, both in the classroom setting and in the setting of the research laboratory.


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