Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Arizona's Leading Women Scientists

Outstanding women scientists are showcased in the current issue of Phoenix Woman magazine, including two who work in the geosciences.

Nadine Barlow [top], an associate professor in Northern Arizona University's Department of Physics and Astronomy, studies Martian impact craters and is chair of the Mars Crater Consortium, an international organization of scientists interested in Martian impact craters.

Lynda Williams [bottom], is a an associate research professor of geochemistry in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. She works on the interaction of clay minerals and microbes and is studying antibacterial clays to determine what makes them behave that way.

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