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Alumna Jeannette Brown keynote speaker at Project SEED event

Alumna Jeannette Brown, who was the first African American to receive a degree from the university's chemistry graduate program, is the keynote speaker at the Minnesota Chapter of the American Chemical Society Project SEED event, Tuesday, Oct. 7.

Brown earned her master's degree in organic chemistry in 1958. A pioneer in her era at the University of Minnesota, she has been honored for her work in outreach to encourage students of color into science careers by several organizations, including the Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award at the University of Minnesota. She has also written a book, African-American Women Chemists, which profiles the achievements of 25 chemists, from early civil rights era to present day.

The 2014 Project SEED students will present their work at a poster session, and the MN ACS section will recognize the students, their University of Minnesota mentors, and their high school teachers.

The Project SEED Student Poster Session takes place form 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Brown's keynote address is from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event takes places at Hamline University, Anderson Center 305. Reservations are $5 online or at the door.

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