Annual Colloquium - 2000
Women of Science/Science of Women
The George Washington University Honorary Research Fellow
University College, London
Research professor of environmental history at George Washington University and former Beinecke Fellow at Yale University and Senior Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution, Dr. Linda Lear has written what many scholars consider to be the definitive biography of marine biologist Rachel Carson (1907-1964), best known for her Silent Spring. Dr. Lear's award-winning biography, Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature, draws on previously unavailable materials to create an incisive portrait of Carson, who engaged in science at a time when many women were unwelcome within the academic community. In "Rachel Carson: Making Science Public," Dr. Lear will share her insights about Carson's work and about her role as a woman within the scientific community. Following her presentation, Dr. Lear will autograph copies of her book.