|Posted on January 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM|
"A Chemist’s View ofthe Life of a U.S. Scientist, Past, Current and Future”
Susan Olesik is currently the Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The Ohio State University, where she has been faculty since 1986. She is also the Director of the Ohio House of Science and Engineering (OHSE), a K-16 science outreach center. She received her Ph.D. in 1982 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in analytical mass spectrometry. She was also a postdoctoral fellow at Indiana University and at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is well-known is the fields of science education and analytical chemistry. Her awards include: 2014 ACS National Award in Chromatography, 2012 AAAS Fellow, 2010 OSU Building Bridges Excellence Award, 2009 Carnegie Foundation Award for Wonders of Our World , 2009 Member of Inaugural Class of American Chemical Society Fellows, 2008 ACS National Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences; 2008 Stanley C. Israel Regional Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences; 2007 Dow Professorship; 2006 OSU Alumni Association Heinlen Award; 2005 ColumbusTechnical Council (CTC) Technical Person of the Year; 2004 Columbus Section Award for Outstanding Achievement & Promotion of Chemical Sciences at ACS;2 000 AWISCO Woman in Science Award; and a commendation from NASA.