Broderick to deliver talk as part of Provost's Distinguished Lecturer Series
- Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 7:00pm
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Joan Broderick, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and winner of the first Woman in Science Distinguished Professor Award at Montana State University, will continue the university’s Provost's Distinguished Lecturer Series with "Radically Different: Transforming Understanding through Chemical Insight." The event is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the Museum of the Rockies’ Hager Auditorium. A reception will follow.
Chemistry is often referred to as the central science, because of its intimate connection to other branches of science such as physics, biology, and medicine, Broderick said. However, she added that the centrality of chemistry is even more profound, with chemistry everywhere. Broderick’s lecture is expected to include a series of stories that illustrate how even the most basic, fundamental and seemingly esoteric chemical research can ultimately transform people’s understanding of the world around them.
Broderick studied chemistry at Washington State University and Northwestern University before carrying out postdoctoral research at MIT. She held faculty positions at Amherst College and Michigan State University before moving to MSU in 2005.
The Provost’s Distinguished Lecturer Series, which is free and open to the public, recognizes faculty distinguished at MSU for their scholarship and creativity. Faculty presenting during the series will reflect on the inspirations for their work in lectures suited for professionals and lay people alike.
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