Oral History - Maria Hepel

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Title

Oral History - Maria Hepel

Description

Clip from oral history interview with Maria Hepel (SUNY Potsdam Chemistry Professor, Chemistry Department Chairperson), interviewed by Lilian Gotlieb on November 16, 2012.

Creator

Hepel, Maria. Interviewee.
Gotlieb, Lilian. Interviewer.

Publisher

SUNY Potsdam. College Archives & Special Collections.

Date

November 16, 2012

Contributor

The oral history was conducted as a part of SUNY Potsdam's Fall 2012 "Oral History" course (ANTH 364/HIST 450).

Language

eng.

Type

Sound

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Gotlieb, Lilian

Interviewee

Hepel, Maria

Location

SUNY Potsdam Campus (Potsdam, New York)

Transcription

[Transcript of clip]

MH: The best advice I have received was the statement, “Talent alone is not sufficient to be successful in your life.” Other features of character are very important as well, for example to be persistent, to be able to overcome obstacles, to be able to analyze experimental data in a critical way, and of course, a lot of hard work.

Duration

31 seconds.

Time Summary

0:00 – 3:07

Introduction
High School and early experiences with Chemistry
Graduate School
Move to the Unites States from Poland
Role models

3:07 – 7:08
Advice and mentorship for and from faculty and students

7:08 – 10:42
Duties and responsibilities of Chemistry Department chair position

10:42 – 11:36
Valuable skills and experiences as Department Chair

11:36 – 12:41
Drawbacks of serving as Department Chair

12:41 – 13:06
Discrimination in Chemistry due to status as a woman

13:06 – 14:00
Influence of marriage on career decisions

14:00 – 14:48
How the gendered nature of the Chemistry Department has changed over time

14:48 – 15:08
Possible improvements to increase female student involvement in the Chemistry Department

15:08 – 16:47
Advice for female students interested in pursuing Chemistry

16:47 – 18:30
Accomplishments and what she is proud of in her undergraduate, graduate, and professional careers.

18:30 – 21:30
Closing remarks

Files

Hepel004.jpg
Gotlieb Hepel updated bio EMC.pdf
Gotlieb updated interviewer bio EMC.pdf

Citation

Hepel, Maria. Interviewee. Gotlieb, Lilian. Interviewer., “Oral History - Maria Hepel,” SUNY Potsdam College Archives & Special Collections Digital Collections, accessed September 20, 2017, http://omeka.potsdam.edu/items/show/28.

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