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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] 20th century lab safety heroes
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2017 10:00:35 -0500
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That's an interesting question as the answers will skew to name recognition.  But most students will only be able to parrot what their instructors have found interesting or have designated heroes of their own.

For example, I doubt few, if any, undergraduates will know who Barry Marshall is, but if one is going to name someone a hero for challenging establishment orthodoxy and putting himself personally on the line to prove his convictions, then he'd be on the short list: and

Rob Toreki

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On Nov 8, 2017, at 9:37 AM, Stuart, Ralph <Ralph.Stuart**At_Symbol_Here**KEENE.EDU> wrote:

I'm preparing for a presentation about safety story telling later this week at SERMACS and a question has arisen that the list might be able to help with:

If you asked today's undergraduate science student to name 3 to 5 laboratory scientists (as opposed to general scientists) from the 20th Century, who are they most likely to name? Which are the similar names from the 21st Century?

The names that spring to my Google-aided mind are Marie Curie, Watson and Crick (and Franklin), and Fermi. Glenn Seaborg is important, but I don't know if anyone today would know why...

Are there others?

Thanks for any thoughts on this.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
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Keene State College
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