Women Chemists in the National Inventors' Hall of Fame
By: Mary Virginia Orna
College of New Rochelle
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
5:30 PM-Reception, 6:00 PM-Section Meeting and Presentation
US EPA Auditorium
944 East Harmon Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Visitors are welcome!
Sister Mary Virginia Orna, O.S.U. (Order of Saint Ursula) is professor of chemistry at the College of New Rochelle and Editor-at-Large, Chemical Heritage magazine. She has lectured and published widely in the areas of color chemistry and archaeological chemistry. Major awards: the 1984 CMA Catalyst Award for excellence in college chemistry teaching, the 1989 New York State Professor of the Year and National Gold Medalist, the 1989 Merck Innovation Award, the 1996 ACS Visiting Scientist Award, the 1996 James Flack Norris Award, the 1999 ACS George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education, and the 2001 New England Association of Chemistry Teachers J. A. Timm Award for excellence in chemistry teaching. She is presently president of ChemSource,Inc., a major effort in chemistry teacher preparation and enhancement funded by the National Science Foundation. She was a Fulbright Fellow in Israel (1994-95), where she lectured at The Hebrew University, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Shenkar College of Textile Technology, 2008 Henry Hill Award, and 2009 ACS Volunteer Service Award.
Sister Mary Virginia Orna
This was a first rate talk about seven remarkable inventors. Those of us who have suffered from athete's foot appriciated the effort required to produce the first anti fungus drug. More remarkable was that it was done before antibiotics or even sulfa drugs.