Presented December 2002
Marie has a BS in Chemistry from Iowa State University and a MS in Chemistry from St Louis University. She worked at Eastman Kodak before moving to St Louis and Monsanto. She has been teaching chemistry at Ursuline Academy since 1967.
Marie has been a member of the ACS St Louis Section for 18 years, and has presented “Chemistry Is Fun“ programs for the past 15 years, giving about 25 programs per year at area elementary/middle schools. Marie serves on the Board of Publications for the Journal of Chemical Education, and has been a reviewer for this journal for many years. In 1989, she helped to found the Polymer Ambassadors, a group of pre–high-school teachers who promote the use of plastics and polymers in classroom activities.
She has given many presentations for teachers at National Science Teacher conventions, at Science Teachers of Missouri conferences, TIE conferences and the annual Interface conferences. She has received numerous awards, including the Regional Catalyst Award (1986), the National Catalyst Award (1996), and Outstanding Missouri Science Educator (2002).