A Hothouse for Female Scientists

At Carleton, working closely with professors leads women to careers in science

When Renee R. Frontiera was just a junior at Carleton College, her chemistry professor sent her out with a 1,000-pound spectrometer to measure particles in the atmosphere. Driving a rental truck, Ms. Frontiera took the spectrometer from Yellowstone National Park to East St. Louis, stopping in fields and farms and near a metal-smelting plant to take measurements from the air. At several stops, she worked