Wendy Queen, tenure track assistant professor of chemistry

I try to avoid certainties, because when you have too many certainties about the world, you stop asking questions about it

She tells us about her childhood in the countryside of South Carolina, about the teacher who challenged her certainties by steering her towards the sciences, and about how knowledge and science have the power to change the world. She explains how getting things wrong is essential for scientific progress, the work required for scientists to connect with the public, and why she believes becoming a chemist rather than a professional baseball player was the right choice.