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Anna Mapp ’92 Wins Award for Study of Proteins

Posted February 12, 2015
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Anna Mapp ’92 is the most recent recipient of the 2015 The Emil Thomas Kaiser Award, given by the Protein Society. This award recognizes a recent, highly significant contribution in applying chemistry to the study of proteins. Mapp, a professor of chemistry at the University of Michigan, uses innovative chemical biology in which insight into […]

Yuh Min Chook ’88 Honored with Award by Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas

Posted January 22, 2015

Yuh Min Chook ’88 will be awarded the 2015 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Science by the Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas. The academy gives four Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards to Texas researchers each year in medicine, science, engineering, and technological innovation. She will be honored on January 22 at […]

Susan Band Horwitz ’58 Receives 2014 John Scott Award

Posted November 21, 2014
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Susan Band Horwitz ’58, an internationally renowned molecular pharmacologist whose research on the drug Taxol led to its becoming one of the world’s most successful drugs in the fight against cancer, is one of three scientists to receive the 2014 John Scott Award, one of the top prizes in the world of science and medicine. Presented by […]

Marie Bernard ’72 Receives Gerontological Society of America Award

Posted August 14, 2014

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has chosen Marie Bernard ’72 as the 2014 recipient of the Donald P. Kent Award. This honor is given annually to a GSA member who best exemplifies the highest standards for professional leadership in gerontology through teaching, service, and interpretation of gerontology to the larger society. Bernard has been […]

Maya Ajmera ’89 Appointed President, CEO of Society for Science & the Public

Posted June 24, 2014

Maya Ajmera ’89 was appointed as president and CEO of Society for Science & the Public (SSP) and publisher of the Science News family of media properties, effective July 31. The SSP is one of the oldest nonprofit membership organizations dedicated to public engagement in science and science education. Ajmera will assume overall responsibility for […]

Beverly S. Cohen ’53 Receives ACGIH Meritorious Achievement Award

Posted May 15, 2014

Beverly S. Cohen ’53, has been named the recipient of the Meritorious Achievement Award, given by American Conference of Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) for outstanding, long-term contributions to the field of occupational health and industrial hygiene. Cohen has conducted research on inhalation exposure and dosimetry, aerosol measurements, and environmental exposure, and written over 100 scientific publications […]

Naomi Halas, M.A. ’84, Ph.D. ’87, Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Posted February 12, 2014
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Naomi Halas, M.A. ’84, Ph.D. ’87, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering earlier this month. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature,” and to the “pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in […]

Kimberly Blessing ’97 Selected For CERN’s Hack Days to Create Early Web-Browsing Experience

Posted September 26, 2013

Kimberly Blessing ’97 was selected to take part in The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)’s Line-Mode Browser Hack Days, where she aided in creating an interface that helps people understand what the early web-browsing experience was like. To attend Hack Days, Blessing travelled to CERN, the birthplace of the web, located in Switzerland. According […]

App Developer Marwa Muhammad ’09 Featured on TechCrunch

Posted September 12, 2013

Trance, a mobile app designed to allow dancers to share one-minute performance videos with a dance-centric audience, garnered positive buzz at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hacakathon earlier this month. One of its creators, Marwa Muhammad ’09, was interviewed by TechCrunch, the technology website and host of the hackathon. Along with the interview, the TechCrunch post also […]

Naomi Halas, M.A. ’84, Ph.D. ’87, Named to National Academy of Sciences

Posted May 16, 2013
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Rice University professor Naomi Halas, M.A. ’84, Ph.D. ’87, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences for her distinguished and continuing achievements in original research in science and engineering. According to the Rice University press release, Halas is one of the world’s most-cited experts in nanophotonics and a pioneering researcher in the field of […]

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