Spellbound, a video series produced for the 2011 observance of the International Year of Chemistry, tells the story of scientists whose childhood curiosity about everyday things helped them launch careers in the lab, win Nobel Prizes, and make other achievements. Their curiosity, mentors, role models, and other early childhood experiences may point to approaches that can be used today, and tomorrow, in encouraging young people into careers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Episode 1: Ahmed Zewail (A Sign on the Door)
Episode 2: Kristala Jones Prather (Finding Her Way)
Episode 3: Bassam Shakhashiri ( A Yellow Sweater)
Episode 4: Mamie Moy (When Girls Didn't "Do")