hosts green chemistry lecture
Dr. Mary Kirchhoff of Green Chemistry Institute is guest speaker
LAKELAND, Fla. (Feb. 7,
2003) - Florida Southern's chemistry/physics department will host
a lecture on "Green Chemistry Principles, Practice and Economics,"
featuring guest speaker Dr. Mary Kirchhoff, assistant director of
the Green Chemistry Institute, Washington, D.C. The lecture takes
place Feb. 12 at 4:30 p.m. in Polk County Science Building, Dr.
James M. Marlowe Lecture Hall, room 152. The public is welcome to
Green chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes
that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances.
The Green Chemistry Institute is a non-profit organization within
the American Chemical Society founded to promote green chemistry
through research, education, information dissemination, conferences,
and international collaboration.
Kirchhoff has lectured around the world on the importance of green
chemistry. "I think we are very fortunate to have the opportunity
to have a scientist of the caliber of Dr. Kirchhoff visit us," said
Dr. Carmen Gauthier, chair of the chemistry/physics department.
Kirchhoff will meet with the chemistry seniors on Wednesday morning
to discuss career opportunities in pollution prevention and students'
initiatives in green chemistry.
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.