"Hello from wonder media network. I'm Jenny Kaplan and this is encyclopedia will Manica. Today's tastes meeker was a pioneer of nutritional science. WHO's worked changed the perception of her field and the way we think about food and nutrition? Today she was responsible for discovering and cataloguing walking the positive and negative nutritional facts many vitamins published more than two hundred fifty academic papers on the subject meet. Agnes this fame Morgan. Agnes Fay was born in Peoria Illinois on May fourth eighteen eighty four. Her parents were Irish. Immigrants Agnes is one of four children. red-headed Agnes was an excellent student. She went to Vassar for short period before transferring. Let's bring to study chemistry at the University of Chicago. She got her bachelor's degree there in one thousand nine hundred four and her masters just a year later in nineteen o five After graduation Agnes taught at Hardin Simmons College the University of Montana and the University of Washington in the nineteen o five harden in Simmons Yearbook Agnes described as wildly unconventional in one thousand nine hundred eight while teaching at the University of Montana Agnes S. met and married Arthur Morgan. He was a senior in her class. Despite being four years older than her agnes was hungry for more schooling so she returned to the University of Chicago and received her PhD in Chemistry. At that time it was quite rare for women to attain that level of higher education while Agnes was highly qualified for professional position in Chemistry. The opportunities for women in her field were few and far between so in nineteen. Fifteen mm-hmm Agnes became assistant. Professor of nutrition in the Home Economics Department at the University of California at Berkeley. Her salary was eighteen hundred dollars six hundred dollars less than her male counterparts with the same education level. Agnes quickly rose through the ranks and by nineteen twenty three. She had been promoted to full professor and was chair of her department that same year she also had a son as chair of the home. Economics Department agnes work to change the perception of I field Gavin. Heggie nose out of those papers. Bernauer join now. I'm trying to figure out what courses to take next term and I want to take home economics economics. Why in the world do you WanNa take home back? Why well because that's something I'm going to need to know and so you if I'm going to be a homemaker the rest of my life? I want to know what I'm doing home. Economics was seen as training for women to become wives. Lives and mothers but Agnes is work with scientific. And her department's requirements and protocols restrict she pushed to change the name of her department to reflect the scientific nature the work. They actually did their eventually. It was renamed the Department of Nutritional Science though not until six years after agonises retirement agnes was not only a great teacher but also an excellent researcher scientist. She published more than two hundred and fifty papers largely on the nutritional attritional effects of vitamins. She showed that too. Little of certain vitamins can be problematic and too much of others can also cause the body harm for example bowl. She was the first to identify the fact that not enough of a particular be vitamin can lead to skin and hair pigmentation issues. She also showed road. Proteins have less nutritional value and he did research the nutritional value of processed foods and sought to understand the relationships between vitamins and hormones. She also researched. How different food preservation techniques affect nutritional content in nineteen forty nine agnes was awarded Garvan Medal by the American Chemical Society for her contributions to the field of nutrition? Prestigious honor she also received the nineteen fifty four aboard an Award Award from the American Institute of Nutrition and in nineteen sixty one. Berkeley's department of Nutrition building was renamed. Agnes Fay Morgan Hall Agnes Retired in nineteen fifty four but still continued her research. She was often spotted at her office right up to her death in nineteen sixty eight. She had suffered effort from a heart attack. Two weeks prior at a memorial the following year a staff member said we can only feel that her going marked the end of an era in the education occasion of women."