Mildred Dresselhaus, PhD, nicknamed the “Queen of Carbon Science,” was known for her accomplishments as a solid-state physicist and for her efforts to expand opportunities for women in science and engineering. An accomplished scientist and dedicated mentor, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Medal of Science. She broke many barriers during her career, including becoming the first woman to become a full, tenured professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She will forever be known as a trailblazer in science and gender equality.

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