Kim is known as Chemical Kim; a motivational science education speaker and visible LGBTQ STEM educator. Kim is
a full-time Chemistry Professor at Florida Southwestern State College and is a well known science outreach presenter. Her focus in teaching science has always been to motivate students to investigate their world through experimentation. Part of Kim’s science outreach involved being the resident scientist on ABC affiliate WZZM 13 My West Michigan, featuring biweekly science segments. She presented a blend of smart and entertaining science concepts which include hands-on activities for kids of all ages. Every segment featured her teaching a show host how to do science activities. These science segments provided kids with fun activities and the confidence to investigate science at home or in school. Kim also presents hands-on science at area schools and organizations through classroom and school assemblies. For the past four years. Kim has utilized iPad technology in both the chemistry classroom, laboratory, and science outreach. She has successfully authored a technology grant which purchased 32 iPads for classroom and laboratory use. She has lead several iPad workshops at local colleges and schools teaching on the integration of iPad technology in the classroom. Kim as a Bachelor of Science from Michigan Technological University, a Secondary Education Certification from Michigan Technological University, and a Masters Degree in Chemistry from Central Michigan University. She has received the Philo T Farnsworth Award for “The Chemical Kim Science Show” and the 2008 Public Media Network Spirit Award 2008 Kalamazoo, Michigan. Kim has been a Kalamazoo, Michigan LGBTQ Pride Co-Chair and continues to work in improving LGBTQ visibility to STEM education.