Rachel Lloyd, Ph.D., Pioneer Woman Chemist

National Historic Chemical Landmark

October 1, 2014
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The American Chemical Society and University of Nebraska-Lincoln will recognize the research and professional contributions of Rachel Holloway Lloyd, Ph.D., (1839–1900) as a National Historic Chemical Landmark in 2014.

Lloyd was the first American woman to receive a doctorate in chemistry, which she earned at the University of Zurich in 1887. As a professor at the University of Nebraska and researcher at the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station, Lloyd aided the introduction of the sugar beet industry to the state. Lloyd's influence is credited for establishing an early node of women chemists in the U.S. in Nebraska.

The designation will take place on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. The Rachel Lloyd Memorial Conference on Women in Science will follow on Thursday, October 2. The activities are sponsored by the University of Nebraska Department of Chemistry and the ACS Nebraska Section

A schedule and registration information is available on the UNL website

Additional information will be presented on this page as details emerge. Contact the NHCL Program Manager for information.

Portrait of Rachel Holloway Lloyd (undated).
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