Griep honored by ACS for work with Rachel Lloyd landmark

Photo Credit: Mark Griep
Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:40

Mark Griep, associate professor of chemistry, has been named the 2015 Outreach Volunteer of the Year by the Nebraska section of the American Chemical Society. The award honors Griep's work in securing a National Historic Chemical Landmark status honoring Rachel Lloyd, the first U.S. woman chemistry professor.

Griep researched the life and accomplishments of Lloyd and has written a book on her life. Griep also organized a “Women in Science” symposium to accompany the NHCL event. Nearly 500 undergraduate chemistry students and 31 middle school students attended the event.