Dr. Susan Solomon Inducted into National Women's Hall of Fame
Dr. Susan Solomon, the Illinois Institute of Technology alumna and internationally renowned atmospheric scientist, was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY, on October 11.
A senior scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder, CO, Dr. Solomon was the first person to explain how manmade chlorofluorocarbons were destroying the ozone layer. As co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, she shared in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
She was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 1992 at age 36, the youngest member at the time, and has received numerous other honors, including the National Medal of Science. She was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine in 2008.
The following five faculty and students from the College of Science and Letters traveled to Seneca Falls in October to attend the induction ceremonies for Dr. Solomon: Cindy Hood, Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Computer Science; Rong Wang, Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Chemistry; and undergraduates Nga Pham, Matti Alemayehu, and Meagan Sarratt.
"This was a wonderful opportunity to see one of IIT's best role models being honored," said Russell Betts, professor of physics and dean of the College of Science and Letters.
Other 2009 National Women's Hall of Fame winners can be found here.