Dr. Iona Black to Speak at HBCU-UP Seminar

February 27, 2008 · Print This Article

By ASU News Services Staff

Alabama State University’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities-Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) will host a free seminar January 31, 2008 in Edward G. McGehee Hall, room 202, at 11 a.m.

Dr. Iona Black, lecturer and associate research scientist in the Chemistry Department at Yale University, will be the featured speaker. She will discuss “Selected Platinum (II) compounds: Synthesis and Characterization.”

Black received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Marymount College in chemistry and mathematics, a master’s degree in biochemistry and education from Boston University, and a master’s and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Duquesne University. She also has held summer research positions at Aluminum Company of America, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Naval Research Laboratory and the Atlantic Environmental Group.

Some of Black’s national and local awards include: the Elm and Ivy Award; Outstanding Teacher Award from the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers; the Yale College Prize for Teaching Excellence by a lector or lecturer; and the National Academic Advising Association Certificate of Merit.

For more information, call (334) 229-4778.


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