483 Dr. Cora M Turpin


A chemical reaction is science.

As the first African-American to earn a Doctorate in Science Education (1976) from Temple University, Dr. Cora M. Turpin was destined to play a prominent role in the teaching of science in Philadelphia Public Schools. The Girls’ High alumna taught for over fifty years from kindergarten through college levels, wrote many articles and presented numerous science teaching workshops that encouraged women to become a major part of the science realm. Her kudos included but are not limited to being the featured science teacher at the Franklin Institute for over fifteen years, chosen for the Princeton Woodrow Wilson Biological Science Institute, as well as being inducted into the Beta Beta Beta and Phi Delta Kappa Honor Societies.