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Henry “Hoby” Wedler

University of California, Davis
Chemistry Ph.D. Candidate

Henry Wedler was born and raised in Petaluma, California, a small town about 40 miles North of San Francisco. Henry is now a graduate student at the University of California, Davis, working towards his Ph.D. in organic chemistry. Inspired by programs offered by the National Federation of the Blind in high school and with encouragement from professors, colleagues and others, Henry gained the confidence to challenge and refute the mistaken belief that STEM fields are too visual and, therefore, impractical for blind people to pursue.

Henry is not only following his own passion; he is working hard to develop the next generation of scientists by founding and teaching at an annual chemistry camp for blind and low-vision high school students. Chemistry Camp demonstrates to these students, by example and through practice, that their lack of eyesight should not hold them back from pursuing their dreams. 


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Wednesday, June 19

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