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December 19th, 2012
In its continuing series on women in chemistry and related sciences, the Chemical Heritage Foundation featured an interview this month with Sarah Widder, a research engineer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Widder’s work focuses on the application of technology, standards, and regulations to meet sustainable design, energy efficiency, and greenhouse-gas management goals. Before joining PNNL she participated in the Washington Internships for Students in Engineering program in Washington, D.C., writing policy recommendations concerning nuclear-waste management and researching the merits of reprocessing and recycling spent nuclear fuel. You may also know her as an active member of AIChE, where she serves on multiple national and local boards promoting sustainability and civil involvement at the educational and professional levels. Widder earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Washington and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in civil/environmental engineering from Washington State University. .