Prof. Jackson-Hayes’ TEDxMemphis Talk Available for Viewing

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Dr. Loretta Jackson-Hayes

Update: Prof. Jackson-Hayes' TEDxMemphis talk, an impassioned spin on the value of STEM education, is now available on YouTube.

Prof. Jackson-Hayes Selected as One of the Speakers for Inaugural TEDxMemphis

Dr. Loretta Jackson-Hayes, associate professor of chemistry at Rhodes, is one of 17 speakers who have been selected for the new TEDxMemphis, the local version of the well-known, global TED conference.

Established in 1984, TED began as a conference for technology, entertainment and design, and today it covers various topics with the goal of making great ideas accessible. Independently run TEDx events, like the one in Memphis on Aug. 29, help to spark meaningful conversations and hopefully inspire collaboration and action in communities.

Jackson-Hayes joined the Rhodes faculty in 2003 and in May received the college’s Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Teaching. Her scholarly work includes research on regulation of genes involved in lipid metabolism and genes required for fungal cell wall synthesis and maintenance during development.

Her topic for TEDxMemphis will be STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education in the liberal arts environment. The event is open to the public. For ticket and other information, visit here.