Kathleen Trahanovsky

Kathleen Trahanovsky

  • Adjunct Associate Professor Emeritus



  • B.A., Emmanuel College
  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Iowa State University

Kathleen Trahanovsky is adjunct associate professor and Associate Coordinator of General Chemistry at Iowa State University where she has taught General and Organic chemistry for more than thirty years. She received a BA from Emmanuel College in Boston and a Ph D in Organic Chemistry from Iowa State. She has been active in programs to encourage women in science and was Chair of the Women Chemists Committee of the American Chemical Society from 1989 - 1991. Currently she serves as director of Science Bound, a program to increase the number of ethnic minorities matriculation to colleges and universities in scientific fields. The program involves a coalition of Iowa State scientist, the Des Moines public school system, and Des Moines area businesses. She is also PI for PIPELINES, a collaboration with Southern University Baton Rouge, funded by NASA. She is a member of Iota Sigma Pi, Sigma Xi, and the Association for Women in Science and has received departmental and college awards for teaching, advising, and mentoring.