Centennial Speaker: Dr. Kathleen C. Taylor. “Douglass and Beyond” and STEM Research Poster Session
Friday, October 06 2017 | 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center
Meet 60 Douglass Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics students as they share their research projects conducted during the Project SUPER Summer Research Program. Projects range from engineering to biology, and show the incredible talents of Douglass’ STEM students and their faculty mentors.
Later, Douglass alumna Dr. Kathleen C. Taylor (D ’64) will discuss her life in STEM with the presentation, “Douglass and Beyond.” Dr. Taylor was pivotal in developing new a catalytic converter that uses chemical reactions to turn noxious emissions into less harmful gases. Introduced in new cars in X1975, these devices reduced auto exhaust pollution by 95 percent. Now retired from General Motors, Dr. Taylor maintains an active role as an advisor to the United States Department of Energy and Columbia University’s Center for Electron Transport in Molecular Nanostructures on a wide variety of new technologies designed to reduce environmental impacts.
5:00 pm - Poster Session & heavy hors d’oeuvres
7:15 pm- Kathleen C. Taylor Lecture “Douglass and Beyond.”