The McNulty Scholars Lecture Series hosts guest lecturer Raychelle Burks, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, American University in Washington, D.C. Her research focuses on developing low-cost colorimetric sensors for detecting chemicals of forensic interest, including explosives and regulated drugs.
As a science communicator, Burks has appeared on the Science Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science, the American Chemical Society’s Reactions videos, Royal Society of Chemistry podcasts, and at genre conventions such as DragonCon and GeekGirlCon. She was featured in the recent new full-length documentary film, Picture a Scientist, which follows a groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Burks was awarded the 2020 American Chemical Society Grady-Stack Award for excellence in public engagement.
The lecture, “Making Progress in Sensing and Social Justice,” is co-sponsored by SJU’s Women’s Leadership Initiative, The Women’s Center and the Dean’s Leadership Program, Haub School of Business. It will take place virtually on Zoom at 3:35 p.m. Click here to register.