- The Alumni Distinguished Lecturers
This Award has been created by Chemistry's friends and alumni to bring prominent scientists to visit the Department and tell us of their research. During their visit, these scientists will either present a series of lectures or participate in a regular instructional program in the Department and will interact with faculty and students in a collegial atmosphere.
The Dow/Karabatsos Lecture Series in the Chemical Sciences has enriched the experience of workers in the chemical sciences at MSU for over thirty years. As is evident from the list of distinguished speakers, this lectureship has provided opportunities for students and faculty to interact with outstanding researchers from all areas of chemistry. We are grateful to Dow for their ongoing support that permits us to continue the tradition of extending invitations to outstanding scholars and teachers such as Prof. Sanford. The Department has started an endowment for this lecture series in honor of MSU Professor Gerasimos J. Karabatsos.
- Greg L. Baker Memorial Lectureship
This lectureship is to be held in the Chemistry Department each year and consist of at least one lecture from one or more prominent scientists in the field of Chemistry or chemically-related science.
- Max T. Rogers Lectureship
The Michigan State University Section of the American Chemical Society has helped sponsor an annual lecture series that brings world-renowned scientists to the campus each spring. The lecture series was co-sponsored by the Renaud Foundation for 39 years and, hence, traditionally became known as the Renaud Lecture Series. Although the philanthropic trust of the Renaud Foundation was liquidated recently, the MSU Section of the American Chemical Society continues this prestigious series of lectures. An anonymous donor has provided support for the Lecture Series in the name of Max T. Rogers. Dr. Rogers, a physical chemist who served as Professor of Chemistry at Michigan State University for over 40 years, was a special member of the Department of Chemistry and the University. His outstanding contributions in the area of magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and his enlightened view of science, added prestige and distinction to the Department of Chemistry and the University community. It is a privilege for the MSU Section of the American Chemical Society and the MSU Department of Chemistry to continue the lecture series in the name of Professor Max T. Rogers.
- The Pfizer
The Pfizer (formerly Warner-Lambert) Lecture Series in Chemistry has for over two decades enriched the experience of workers in the chemical sciences at MSU. As is evident from the list of distinguished speakers, this lectureship has provided opportunities for students and faculty to interact with outstanding researchers from all areas of chemistry. We are grateful to Pfizer for ongoing support, which permits us to continue the tradition of visits by outstanding scholars and teachers.