Light & Color: Guests (2013)

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.

Dr. Kathryn Devine

Assistant Professor of Physics, College of Idaho

I am originally from Rochester, Minnesota. As an undergraduate, I studied physics at Carleton College, a small liberal arts college in Minnesota. I went on to receive my Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. As part of my graduate studies, I spent two years working at the National Radio Astronomy's Very Large Array telescope in Socorro, New Mexico. For my graduate research I examined star-forming environments in infrared dark clouds (very dense concentrations of dust and gas in the Milky Way).

After I completed my graduate studies, I moved to Boise, Idaho to join the physics faculty at the College of Idaho. For fun, I enjoy many of the outdoor activities that Idaho has in abundance, including hiking, skiing, and climbing.

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