Georgia Tech’s Director of Computational Molecular Science and Technology to keynote Andreoli-Woods Lecture at Cal State L.A.

25 Cal State L.A. students to graduate, begin Ph.D. studies in STEM fields this fall

WHAT:  Cal State L.A. to present the 2014 Anthony J. Andreoli-Geraldine P. Woods Luncheon and Lecture on Friday, June 6, featuring Rigoberto Hernandez, professor of chemistry at Georgia Institute of Technology.

WHO:  The event also celebrates Cal State L.A. graduates of the Minority Opportunities in Research (MORE) Programs, the NSF Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), and the LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate program, in particular the 25 students who will begin Ph.D. studies this fall.

WHEN:  Friday, June 6, 2014,  noon-2 p.m.

WHERE:  Golden Eagle Ballroom, on the Cal State L.A. campus. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) freeway, at the interchange of the 10 and 710 freeways. For a campus map and directions:

MORE:  Dr. Hernandez is a co-director of the Center for Computational Molecular Science and Technology and the director of the Open Chemistry Collaborative in Diversity Equity at Georgia Tech. His research areas encompass theoretical and computational chemistry of systems far from equilibrium. Hernandez is recipient of a 1997 National Science Foundation CAREER Award; a 1999 Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar Award; and the 2014 ACS Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences. He is the newest member of American Chemical Society Board of Directors (2014-16).

INFO:  The MORE Programs aim to enhance the development of students underrepresented in basic science, technology and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to pursue research careers. For details:

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