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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

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 […]

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 […]

Kerstin Nordstrom ’04 Awarded Mass Media Fellowship

Posted July 26, 2012

Kerstin Nordstrom ’04 has been awarded a Mass Media Fellowship by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The fellowship is a 10-week program that places graduate and post-graduate level science, engineering, and mathematics students at media organizations nationwide. The fellowship is designed to train future scientists to become more effective communicators, and also […]

Forbes Includes Jessie Rosenberg ’04 on “30 Under 30” List of Rising Stars in Science

Posted January 12, 2012

Jessie Rosenberg ’04 recently appeared on Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” list of “Rising Stars in Science.” A physics major at Bryn Mawr, she’s now working for IBM, researching how to use light technology to make computers faster. A lengthier profile of Rosenberg tied to her inclusion on the list appeared in the The Daily Progress of […]

Elaine Surick Oran ’66 to Receive Honorary Doctorate

Posted March 26, 2010
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Elaine Surick Oran ’66 has been chosen to receive an honorary doctor of sciences degree from the University of Leeds. The university’s honorary degrees are awarded to individuals who have “changed the landscape of their chosen fields.” Oran, currently a visiting professor at Leeds, is a senior scientist at the U.S. Naval Research Lab, where […]