ACS National Historic Chemical Landmarks - St. Elmo Brady brochure
St. Elmo Brady biography.
Photos from the event may be found in the link in the side menu.
Welcome - Jonathan V. Sweedler - Director, School of Chemical Sciences
Video Remarks - Robert J. Jones - Chancellor, University of Illinois
Significance to the Campus - Andreas C. Cangellaris - Provost, University of Illinois
Presentation of Plaque - Peter K. Dorhout - 2018 President, American Chemical Society (ACS)
History of Dr. St. Elmo Brady - Jameatris Rimkus - Archivist, University of Illinois Library
Closing Remarks - Jonathan V. Sweedler - Director, School of Chemical Sciences
Reception - Immediately following ceremony - Chemistry Library, 170 Noyes Laboratory
No Belles - 7:00 pm - Stories of women in science - 100 Noyes Laboratory
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Celebrating the legacy of St. Elmo Brady
In 1916, St. Elmo Brady became the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry in the United States, graduating from the University of Illinois. On Tuesday, February 5, the American Chemical Society (ACS) honored Brady with a National Historic Chemical Landmark at an all-day event in Noyes Laboratory. Read More
Links to news articles
Illinois News Bureau: School to celebrate diversity in the fields of chemical sciences and chemical engineering
The Daily Illini: UI dedicates plaque to chemistry student
The News-Gazette: UI's newest landmark designation honors first black American to earn chemistry Ph.D.
ACS press release and landmark page: St. Elmo Brady
The Charleston Chronicle: First African-American chemistry Ph.D. honored with landmark during Black History Month
WILL public radio, 'The 21st Show: The Story of St. Elmo Brady'