Chemistry professor to talk about women in science

The chemistry department of Ripon College is hosting a speaker this week. Professor Laura Gagliardi, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, will give talks on Thursday and Friday.

Her research talk, “Gas Separation and Catalysis in Metal-Organic Frameworks,” will be presented at 6 p.m. Thursday in Room B-18, S.N. Pickard Commons.

She will present “Women pursuing careers in science: challenges and opportunities” at 2:30 Friday in Bear Auditorium, Farr Hall. The talk will be for the chemistry, biology and physics departmental seminar classes, and both talks are open to the public.

In 2014, Gagliardi was one of three female computational chemists to organize a petition to boycott the International Conference of Quantum Chemistry for having all male speakers, sessions chairs and honorees.

Gagliardi’s visit is supported by the Lynn Northrup Fund and the Center for Social Responsibility.


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