Register for the STEAM Abassador Conference:
March 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb
Women’s Empowerment Conference 2019
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Livingston Student Center
Conference Registration Closes March 15, 2019
Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb overcame racial segregation and sexism throughout her career, excelling in her work throughout the country as a researcher, professor and higher education administrator. As a scientific researcher, she studied the skin pigment melanin and the testing of new chemotherapy drugs to treat melanoma; her research is still widely applied to the treatment of skin and lung cancers.
Dr. Cobb was the first African-American to be appointed Dean of Douglass College. A researcher with an impressive background in cell cytology and cancer research, she was also a role model for women in science. Throughout her career, she advocated for women and minorities to enter careers in science, math and engineering.