Chemistry and physics
LAKELAND, Fla. (Sept. 19, 2002) - The chemistry and physics department
of Florida Southern College will host a chemistry lecture Oct. 8
in the Polk Science Building. The event will take place at 4:30
p.m. in Room PS 152. Guest speaker Tom Parliment, a flavor chemist,
will present "A Chemist's View of Flavors," describing how food
aromas arise. Samples of unique aroma chemicals will be passed around
as guests learn new flavor chemistry concepts.
Parliment received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Lehigh
University and a Ph.D. in food science from the University of Massachusetts.
For 25 years, he was a research principal with General Foods and
Kraft Foods, studying the aromatic composition of numerous foods
such as meat, coffee, baked goods, seafood, fruits and cheese. He
has more than 20 patents and 50 publications in these and related
areas. He is a member of a number of professional societies, including
the American Chemical Society (ACS), Sigma XI and the New York Institute
of Food Technology. He is past chairman of the New York Chromatography
Society, the Flavor Subdivision of the ACS, and the Rockland Chemical
Society. He is the co-organizer of four national American Chemical
Society Symposia, covering biologically and thermally derived aromas.
The lecture, sponsored by FSC and the Florida local section of the
American Chemical Society, is free and open to the public. For more
information, call Dr. Carmen Gauthier at (863) 680-4320.
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.