Paula Hammond2017-10-09T23:09:45+00:00

Paula Hammond

Chemical Engineer

“Some will be surprised to see you at the table but you can’t allow that to intimidate you. Turn it into an opportunity to engage and instruct. Prove them wrong.”

Career Highlights
  • Professor at the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT
  • Manufactures compounds to battle cancerous tumors, protect soldiers on the battlefield and harness energy
  • Named Scientist of the Year by the Harvard Foundation for her work in advancing minorities and women in science, engineering and math
  • Credits to her all-girls high school with providing a learning environment where there was no fear in asking questions

STEM Gems Club

Is a career in Chemical Engineering in your future? STEM Gem Paula Hammond creates chemical compounds called polymers to battle cancerous tumors, protect soldiers on the battlefield, and even harness energy. Read her story and digest. Watch one of her videos. Then, with your STEM Gems Tribe, discuss, explore, reflect, and act.