Title: Dr. Rachel Lloyd and the Avery Hall Chemistry Time Capsule
Speaker: Mark Griep
When: February 12, 7:00pm
Location: Love Library South 221 (Peterson Room)
Description: Dr. Rachel Holloway Lloyd was a Professor in the Nebraska Chemistry Department from 1887 to 1894. She was the first American woman to receive a PhD in Chemistry (Zurich, 1887). In 1916, Chemistry Prof. Mary Fossler put together a time capsule that honored the Department's legacy, including that of Dr. Lloyd. At the talk, you'll learn what Fossler placed in the time capsule.
Dr. Mark Griep is a Professor in the UNL Chemistry Department. His lab studies bacterial DNA replication proteins in a search for new antibiotics. He was awarded the Helen M. Free Award for Public Outreach in 2017 from the American Chemical Society for his work on chemistry in movies and for raising awareness about Dr. Rachel Lloyd.