• Key Conversations with Phi Beta Kappa

    Hosted by Secretary/CEO Fred Lawrence, our new podcast series features an extensive exchange with a ΦBK Visiting Scholar. In our latest episode Lawrence speaks to Amy Cheng Vollmer, a microbiologist whose research centers on how bacteria react to different types of stresses. Vollmer discusses her ongoing fascination with bacteria, why failure is important in her field, the need for STEAM, not just STEM, and what it means to her to be a Chinese-American woman in the sciences.