Teen scientist Alexa Dantzler in the lab
Emory University freshman Alexa Dantzler maintains the temperature of a solution that, after reacting it with several chemicals, will allow her to determine how much calcium carbonate exists in an antacid tablet.
Women Face 'Extra Effort' to Break into Science
Award-winning teen chemistry researcher says 'no one should be left out' of science field.
After taking on the dry cleaning industry with her chemistry research while still in high school, Alexa Dantzler is fully aware of the struggles that women can face pursuing a career in science. Now a freshman at one of the nation's leading research universities, the 18-year-old is eyeing a career in medicine and believes in the value of STEM.
Photo by Isabelle Saldana.