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Ohio Women's Hall of Fame Bio
Jeanette Grasselli Brown Women's Hall of Fame logo

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Math, Science and Health Services

Jeanette Grasselli Brown has spent her life dedicated to industrial research and higher education. Brown spent 38 years in leading research activities for BP America with a forty million dollar annual budget until her retirement in 1989. She has also served on the White House Joint High Level Advisory Panel which assessed American and Japanese scientific and technological advancements. Her work in education includes placement as a Distinguished Visiting Professor and Director of Research Enhancement at Ohio University.

She is currently Chair of the Ohio Board of Regents, the coordinating body of higher education within the state. As a member of the community, Brown serves on the boards of several service organizations including: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and The Great Lakes Science Center. She is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Brown has been recognized for her work and received the Garvan Medal as an outstanding woman chemist in the United States. She was the first woman inducted into the Ohio Science and Technology Hall of Fame. Brown was also selected as one of the Foremost Women of the Twentieth Century because of her dedication to education and scientific research.

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