Robert O. Kenworthy

Bob Kenworthy was the Institute’s manager of affiliate relations from January 2007 to June 2018. He is a DuPont retiree who left the chemical company in 1993 after 28 years of employment and worked for the Rollins Environmental Services Company until November 1997 when he started a small post-retirement consulting practice from his home.

At the Science History Institute, Bob did whatever was necessary to maintain and encourage the relationship between the Institute and its more than 35 affiliates, most of which are professional societies and trade associations in the chemical and molecular sciences. He also provided support for the Heritage Council and the Joseph Priestley Society. Bob was responsible for building the presence of the Institute outside of the Philadelphia area. Additionally, he cohosted, with Michal Meyer, the Institute’s Distillations podcast.

Afternoon Snack with Bob and Michal

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Stories from Robert O. Kenworthy

Hand holding a jar of golden rice. Green grass in the background.

Feast or Famine

GMOs are one of the great success stories of the postwar era. So why do many find this technology so distasteful?