NOBCChE Lecture at Penn


The primary purpose of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) is to initiate and support local, regional, national, and global programs that assist people of color in fully realizing their potential in academic, professional, and entrepreneurial pursuits in chemistry, chemical engineering, and related fields. The Organization promotes careers in science and technology as an achievable goal for elementary, middle, and high school students. In addition, NOBCChE encourages college students to pursue graduate degrees in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. NOBCChE's mission is to build an eminent cadre of people of color in science and technology.

The Penn Chapter of NOBCChE was re-established in 2011 as a joint effort between the Department of Chemistry in the School of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. This lectureship was introduced as a way to bring distinguished scientists who have made valuable contributions in the chemical sciences to Penn and increase awareness of NOBCChE. 

We are grateful for the support of the Dow Chemical Company for helping to make the NOBCChE Lecture possible.


Past NOBCChE Lecturers

Joseph S. Francisco, Purdue University

Malika Jeffries-EL, Iowa State University

John A.W. Harkless, Howard University

Jason K. Sello, Brown University

Stefan France, Georgia Instiute of Technology

Herman Sintim, Purdue University

Luisa Whittaker-Brooks, University of Utah