In my role as vice president of DEI and Strategic Growth at Schrödinger, an important part of my job is to promote gender equity in science and technology. Schrödinger is a computational molecular discovery company with a mission of improving human health and quality of life by transforming the way therapeutics and materials are discovered.
Polymeric materials touch almost every facet of our daily lives, ranging from automobiles to energy storage to electronics to paints and coatings. Polymers are widely utilized because they are affordable, light weight, flexible, and easy to manufacture. However, despite significant advances in performance of polymeric materials over the past decades, designing new polymers that have