"Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation...even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind." -Leonardo da Vinci
Omega Chapter Member Honored
Dr. Helen Murray Free was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY, on October 1, 2011. Dr. Free is the co-developer of Clinistix, the first dip-and-read diagnostic test strips for monitoring glucose in urine. Along with her husband, she also developed strips for testing the levels of key indicators for other diseases. After retiring in 1982, she became an active promoter of science education through programs such as "Kids & Chemistry" and "Expanding Your Horizons". She has served as President of several national societies, written textbooks, and has several patents. Dr. Free is the recipient of numerous awards, including induction into the National Inventor's Hall of Fame (2000), the National Medal of Technology and Innovation (2010), and the American Chemical Society's 66th National Historic Chemical Landmark designation (2010). She has been an Honorary Member of SDE-GWIS since 1992.