Cameron University presents “Breaking Bad” technical advisor

The Cameron University Department of Physical Sciences and the Chemistry Club will present Dr. Donna Nelson, technical advisor to the Emmy Award-winning television series, “Breaking Bad,” on Thursday, February 23 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 100 of the Sciences Complex. A proponent of scientific accuracy in television and film, Dr. Nelson will discuss her role as technical advisor to a television show which involves chemistry. The presentation is open to the public at no charge.

Dr. Nelson is a professor of chemistry at the University of Oklahoma. She earned her Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Texas and has been a Visiting Professor at MIT, UC-San Diego, and UT-Austin.  The American Chemical Society (ACS) has appointed her to its national Committee on Chemistry and Public Affairs. In this role, she provides expert advice to the government on questions concerning the chemical sciences and technologies.  Dr. Nelson is an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow, ACS Fellow, Guggenheim Fellow, and Fulbright awardee.

"Breaking Bad" is the story of a struggling high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. He turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine with the aim of securing his family's financial future before he dies.



February 20, 2012