Jaime L. Curtis-fisk
Associate Research Scientist
Even if her children decide against pursuing science as a career, Jaime Curtis-Fisk, Ph.D., will know they’ve had more than ample exposure to the field. That’s because both Curtis-Fisk and her husband are career scientists for Dow—and successful ones at that. But she knows that her kids’ situation is an anomaly. Far too many children in the United States don’t know what being a chemist really means, and as a result they don’t even consider chemistry as a career path, Fisk says. “For a lot of students, science is not a career they assume that they can do and enjoy,” Curtis-Fisk says. “When they get excited about their experiment and you see that look in their eye, that’s the part that I love.” The technical portion of Curtis-Fisk’s job focuses on application development for the use of hydrogels in delivering active ingredients for a range of applications, including pharmaceuticals and personal care. But she’s just as inspired conducting cutting edge research as she is in sparking excitement in the next generation of scientists.
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