Mamie Moy Honored for a Half-Century of Work to Encourage More Women to Pursue Studies in Chemistry

Professor of chemistry Mamie Moy, who has been associated with the University of Houston for more than a half-century, received the Award for Encouraging Women Into Careers in the Chemical Sciences from the American Chemical Society. Professor Moy was honored for “for limitless passion and dedication for sharing the art of chemistry with teachers and students alike, for always striving to encourage women in the sciences, and for courage in promoting diversity.”

The award, sponsored by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, comes with a $10,000 grant. Professor Moy plans to use the money to sponsor a mini-conference where young girls can meet women students and professionals in the field of chemistry.

Professor Moy is a graduate of the University of Texas and earned a master’s degree at the University of Houston in 1952.

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