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HERSTORY Under the Microscope: Celebrating Rosalind Franklin's 100 Year Legacy

5th Annual Women in Science and Healthcare (WiSH) Symposium

Exploring the past and future of women in STEM.

Rosalind Franklin at a Microscope


September 10, 2020

3 p.m. - 5 p.m. CST
Rosalind Franklin University
Virtual Seminar

Complimentary admission. Registration required.



Dr. Rosalind Franklin's CentennialVisit the RFUMS website dedicated to Dr. Rosalind Franklin's Centennial for additional events celebrating 100 years of discovery.


Welcome by RFUMS President, Dr. Wendy Rheault
Opening Remarks by Rosalind S. Franklin
Keynote by Robin Jensen: "Rosalind Franklin and Nature's Scientist."
Panel Discussion
Audience Q&A
Wrap-up and Thank-you's


"Rosalind Franklin and Nature's Scientist"

Robin E. Jensen

Robin E. Jensen

Professor of Communication at the University of Utah

Robin E. Jensen studies historical and contemporary discourses concerning health, science, sex, and gender. She recently won a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to continue research on her third book project, tentatively titled The Sex in the Science: A History of Women Shaping the Trajectory of Fertility Science. In an article published recently in the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Jensen and her fellow Chemical Rhetoric Group members trace the ways in which crystallographer Rosalind Franklin was discussed in the journal Nature to position her as just outside the bounds of elite science.


Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin, CPCC, ACC

A member of Rosalind Franklin University's Board of Trustees since 2004, Ms. Rosalind Franklin represents the Franklin family in honor of her aunt, whose pioneering work in X-ray crystallography led to the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA. Ms. Franklin is a certified professional coach and consultant and principal of Rosalind Franklin Group, providing executive coaching for nonprofit and individual clients. A musician (harpist) by training, she also co-founded The California Symphony, an award-winning nonprofit arts organization.