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B-CU Welcomes Nobel Laureate Sir Harold W. Kroto

Tomorrow, the B-CU School of Science, Engineering and Mathematics will welcome Nobel Laureate, Sir Harold Kroto to present, “Science, Society and Responsibility.”

Sir Kroto is a Florida State University Francis Eppes Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He is a recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his co-discovery of buckminsterfullerene, a form of pure carbon better known as "buckyballs."

“We are thrilled to have Professor Kroto speak to our students and faculty,” said Dr. Terry Green, Department of Chemistry Chair. “His devotion to promoting careers in science has and will continue to impact the lives of young people. We encourage our non-chemistry majors as well as our education and community partners to attend tomorrow’s lecture.”

Event: Guest Lecturer, Sir Harold W. Kroto – “Science, Society and Responsibility”

Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Time: 10:20AM

Location: Bethune-Cookman University School of Science, Engineering and Mathematics Science Lecture Hall, Room 117 621 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Bvld. Daytona Beach, Florida 32114

Access: Free – Open to the campus community and general public

For more information please contact:

Office of Communications

Jacquelyn Pannell
Director of Communications
PH: 386-481-2991
FX: 386-481-2997

About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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