Light & Color: Guests (2013)
Dr. Kathryn Devine
Associate Professor of Physics, The College of Idaho
Dr. Kathryn Devine is originally from Rochester, Minnesota. As an undergraduate, she studied physics at Carleton College, a small liberal arts college in Minnesota. She went on to receive her Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin.
After she completed her graduate studies, she moved to Boise, Idaho to join the physics faculty at the College of Idaho. Her primary research focus is on star formation. Her current projects use infrared and radio wavelengths to study "Galactic bubbles," expanding regions of dust and gas around young, massive stars. For fun, she enjoys many of the outdoor activities that Idaho has in abundance, including hiking, skiing, and climbing.
Dr. Henry Charlier
Associate Professor of Chemistry, Boise State University
Dr. Henry Charlier received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1997 and until 2000 was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Iowa. In 2000 he joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Boise State University where he is now an associate professor of chemistry. In addition to teaching freshman chemistry and biochemistry, Dr. Charlier also does research in the area of cancer chemotherapy.
As his alter ego, "Dr. Picklestein," Dr. Charlier shares his love of chemistry with students of all ages throughout the Treasure Valley. During the last school year, Dr. Picklestein visited with nearly 3000 students including the Girl Scouts during their jamboree in Filer, ID in June 2009. This year he is continuing to visit schools and has worked with children participating in Operation School Bell sponsored by the Assistance League of Idaho.
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