Posts under tag: Awards & Honors
UO Dissertation Research Fellowship:
Forrest Laskowski, Boettcher Lab
2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships:
Ruth Maust, Jasti Lab
Trevor Shear, Darren Johnson Lab (more…)
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The award, sponsored by the Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management and the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR), honors works that focus on important issues for business and society with rigorous research methods and credible results.
The paper, titled “If Chemists Don’t Do It, Who Is Going To?” Peer-driven Occupational Change and the Emergence of Green Chemistry, was published in Administrative Science Quarterly. Dr. Haack’s co-authors were Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Andrew J. Nelson, Andrew G. Earle, Julie A. Haack and Douglas M. Young.
Biochemistry majors Tristan Mistkawi and Alex Egdell are among nine UO undergraduate researchers awarded minigrants through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), a unit within the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation. The $1000 awards are given to students to assist with research expenses including purchasing supplies and materials and paying for travel that is necessary to conduct research.
Tristan is conducting research in the Haley lab on electronic properties of indenofluorenes and their derivatives, and Alex is in the Jasti lab doing reasearch focused on the synthesis of alkyne substituted cycloparaphenylenes for conjugated polymers. Both scholars will present their research at the UO Undergraduate Research Symposium on May 17, 2018.
UO Chemistry and Biochemistry Assistant Department Head and Sr. Instructor Julie Haack is among six UO faculty members recently named as fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The honor recognizes Dr. Haack for her “distinguished contributions to green chemistry education, particularly for building the capacity of educators to connect design and innovation to the science of sustainability.”
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The American Chemical Society’s 2017 James T. Grady-James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public has been awarded to University of Oregon alumnus Thomas Hager. The award recognizes writers whose work increases the public’s knowledge and understanding of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related fields.
Hager, a science wrtier who holds a master’s degree in medical microbiology and immunology from the Oregon Health Sciences University and a master’s in journalism from the University of Oregon, will be honored at an Awards Ceremony in April in conjunction with the 253rd ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
His most recent book, The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler, was a Kirkus Reviews “Best Books of The Year,” a Borders “Original Voices” Selection, and a finalist for the National Academies Communication Award.