A.P.E.X. Events Presents Dr. Donna Nelson

Published: November 02, 2021 | Author: A.P.E.X. Events Presents Dr. Donna Nelson | Category: Special Events

Southern Utah University's A.P.E.X. Events is joined this week by Dr. Donna Nelson, the chemistry advisor on the hit AMC TV show “Breaking Bad”. Join A.P.E.X. Events on November 11, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. in the Great Hall of the Hunter Alumni Center.  

“On top of being an amazing chemist, Dr. Donna Nelson is committed to changing the status quo in science," said Dr. Lynn Vartan, director of A.P.E.X. Events at SUU. "I cannot wait to bring her perspective and experiences to SUU.” 

A.P.E.X. is privileged to be joined by Dr. Nelson. She specializes in organic chemistry, as both researcher and educator. Under America's Scientific Readiness, she focuses on science education and impacting science by considering its communities and working to diversify the field of
science.

The AMC series “Breaking Bad” was one of the most-watched shows of 2013, winning 16 Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globes. Viewers were captivated by the story of Walter White, a high school Chemistry teacher battling lung cancer. Working behind the scenes was another chemist, Dr. Donna Nelson, who served as the show’s science advisor. With her expertise, she was able to bring the show to life.

Dr. Nelson’s research in organic chemistry includes work with single-walled carbon nanotubes, which have applications in textiles, energy, aerospace and more. She also developed a method for applying nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, a technique used to study molecule interactions.

A.P.E.X. Events is SUU’s premier weekly lecture series, with speakers and presenters invited from all areas of the world. While on campus, guests are invited to interact with students and faculty in multiple ways, with opportunities to connect and network in vast areas of scholarship. All A.P.E.X. Events are free and open to the public.

This semester, A.P.E.X. Event presentations will also be streamed live, join the event virtually via Zoom.


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Contact Information:

Dr. Lynn Vartan
vartan@suu.edu