The event will include a presentation followed by a Q&A.
Barbara Belmont takes us through her journey from shy and humble beginnings, to her decisions about education and career, to her quest to find and support queer people like herself in STEM.
Barbara Belmont is an analytical chemistry faculty at CSU Dominguez Hills, where she teaches Quantitative Analysis and mentors undergraduate research in natural products analysis, electroanalytical chemistry, organic chemical analysis, and laboratory curriculum development. She also runs an independent testing laboratory that offers analytical services for manufactured product quality evaluation.
With over 40 years of experience at the bench in industry, Barbara has become an expert in analysis of and consulting about Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) used in consumer products and coatings/adhesives. Barbara is an advocate and champion for STEM education, public understanding of science, and broadening participation in STEM, and has worked for decades to help LGBTQ+ people in STEM get a seat at the table in the Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Respect movement.