Chemical Kim


I am a lesbian and I am a chemistry professor and motivational science speaker.//

I am known as Chemical Kim; a motivational science education speaker and visible LGBTQ STEM educator. I am a full-time Chemistry Professor at Florida Southwestern State College and am a well known science outreach presenter. My focus in teaching science has always been to motivate students to investigate their world through experimentation. Part of my science outreach involved being the resident scientist on ABC affiliate WZZM 13 My West Michigan, featuring biweekly science segments. I presented a blend of smart and entertaining science concepts which include hands-on activities for kids of all ages. Every segment featured teaching a show host how to do science activities. These science segments provided kids with fun activities and the confidence to investigate science at home or in school. I also presents hands-on science at area schools and organizations through classroom and school assemblies. Through my science outreach I try to educate and model acceptance and inclusion as a lesbian in a STEM career. I have received the Philo T Farnsworth Award for “The Chemical Kim Science Show” and the 2008 Public Media Network Spirit Award 2008 Kalamazoo, Michigan. I have been a Kalamazoo, Michigan LGBTQ Pride Co-Chair and continues to work in improving LGBTQ visibility to STEM education.

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