March 12, 2021

Lai melds magic, Harry Potter into chemistry lessons

Video: "She's a Scientist" with Rebecca Lai

Welcome to “She’s a Scientist,” a video series launched by University Communication to highlight the work of female researchers at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Today, we’re showcasing Rebecca Lai, associate professor of chemistry, and her unique teaching approach which melds magic and Harry Potter to teach Huskers about the basic elements of chemistry. Learn more about Lai’s work.

“She’s a Scientist” videos will run each Friday in March as part of Nebraska Today’s celebration of Women’s History Month and continue as a regular feature through the year. To nominate a researcher for the series, email or call 402-472-8515.