Werth Lecture Series
Jan 14, 2010FOR MORE INFORMATION:
DR. MARK JENSEN, associate professor, Chemistry
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
CONCORDIA WERTH LECTURE SERIES TO FEATURE DR. R.S. HOUK
Iowa State University chemistry professor and senior chemist for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, Dr. R.S. Houk, will speak at the 2010 Concordia College Werth Lecture Series at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21 and 3 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22 in Jones Science Center 212. The lectures are free and open to the public.
Thursday’s research lecture is “Solving Scientific Problems by Mass Spectrometry: From Elemental Analysis to 3D Structures of Proteins.” Friday’s chemistry careers lecture is “Choosing a Career in Chemistry: Grad School, Job, Med/Professional School?”
Houk built the first Inductively-Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry device, is the recipient of numerous awards and was named a fellow of the Society for Applied Spectrosocopy in 2007. He has published more than 160 papers and served on editorial boards of the top atomic spectroscopy journals—the Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry and Spectrochimica Acta Part B.
The Richard G. Werth Lecture in Chemistry is funded by an endowment established by his Richard’s wife, Wilma, and their son, Gerald, to exemplify excellence in the teaching of chemistry, and to promote an understanding of the many careers in chemistry. Werth taught at Concordia from 1950 to 1990 and died in 1993.