Catawba Chemistry Professor Attends Inaugural Summit to Advance Women's Leadership
June 24, 2010
Dr. Carol Miderski, a Catawba College chemistry professor, was among 51 senior women professors in chemistry and physics from 46 liberal arts colleges gathered in Washington, D.C. recently to participate in the first ever summit focused on the Advancement of Senior Women Scientists at Liberal Arts Colleges.
The two-day working meeting focused on the distinctive environments of undergraduate liberal arts institutions and the challenges faced by senior women science faculty on these campuses to attain leadership roles and professional recognition. Summit participants considered the practices, infrastructure, and campus climate needed to support and enhance the professional careers, visibility, and leadership of women science faculty on liberal arts campuses.
Dr. Miderski joined the faculty of Catawba College in 1994 after serving for five years as an assistant professor of chemistry at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind. She earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry with research honors and a minor in physics from Illinois Wesleyan University and her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame.