Distillations

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Each episode of Distillations takes a deep dive into a moment of science-related history in order to shed light on the present. We're produced by the Science History Institute

 

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167 Pieces

Science + Culture + History

Caption: The midnight sun., Credit: Louisa Jonas
3 Pieces

Distillations' three-part series "A Day in the Life" spotlights the common chemistry of morning, noon, and night.

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In this 3-part series we parse the chemistry of blood, sweat, and tears.

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Distillations' 4-part series about the four classical elements: earth, air, water, and fire.

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In honor of the International Year of Chemistry, Distillations produced a four-part series: Our Chemical Landscape. These shows look at how science has shaped the city, the suburb, the farm, and the wild.

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A three-part series spotlighting the common chemistry of childhood, adulthood, and old age.

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49 Pieces

Stories from the Field preserves and celebrates the contributions of women working in chemistry and related sciences. The project captures scientific adventures and career insights in short, conversational audio interviews.


Pieces

Caption: Patti Parziale
Patti Parziale, manager of the Fungicide Discovery chemistry group at DuPont, shares her secret to building a strong reputation and successful care...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 03:37
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Lisa Houston, director of applications engineering at PAC, LP, started her career when she least expected to. She shares her journey to remind youn...

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  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 04:47
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Maria Maccecchini
Maria Maccecchini, president and founder of QR Pharma, shares her thoughts about her mentors and the encouragement that helped her go a long way.

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 04:15
Caption: Zafra Lerman
Zafra Lerman is the president and founder of Methods Integrating Music, Science, Art and Dance. Here she shares some thoughts about her collaborati...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 04:09
Caption: Sarah Widder
Sarah Widder, a research engineer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), shares her experience as a young...

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  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 03:49
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Marye Anne Fox
Marye Anne Fox, recipient of the 2010 National Medal of Science, had her first child while working toward her Ph.D. Here, she shares thoughts about...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 03:06
Caption: Juana Acrivos
Juana Acrivos, professor emeritus of chemistry at San Jose State University, reminds us that sometimes we must leave our expectations at the door—w...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 02:37
Caption: Carolyn Ribes
Carolyn Ribes, a business analytical leader for the Dow Chemical Company, emphasizes knowing what you want and using that knowledge to create a ful...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 03:26
Caption: Cheryl Baldwin Frech
Cheryl Baldwin Frech, professor of chemistry at the University of Central Oklahoma, talks about her lifelong mentor and the importance of pace when...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 03:15
Caption: Lesley Yellowlees
Lesley Yellowlees, the first woman president of the Royal Society of Chemistry in the United Kingdom, shares her secret to maintaining ambitious, h...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2013
  • Length: 04:51