Celebrating International Women’s Day

  • 03.08.23
Exterior of Maxine Frank Singer Hall at Swarthmore College

This International Women’s Day, Ballinger is proud to highlight the storied career of scientist and advocate Maxine Singer, Ph.D.

Maxine Singer received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Swarthmore College, and in 2020 the college’s Singer Hall, designed by Ballinger, became one of only a few science buildings on an American campus named for a woman.

Dr. Singer served as chief of the Laboratory of Biochemistry at the National Cancer Institute and as president of the Carnegie Institution from 1988 until 2002. During her tenure she founded the First Light program, which focuses on training teachers to create impactful elementary-school science classes. For her life’s work and contributions, she was awarded the National Medal of Science, the nation’s highest honor in science.

We are honored to support Dr. Maxine Singer’s legacy and to create educational spaces for future women in the sciences.