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MCS Students Earn Education and Research Awards

The Mellon College of Science (MCS) presented its awards for education and research during the college’s annual faculty meeting on Monday, May 2. Winners included Clive Newstead, Rebecca Alford and Shadab Alam.

Chemistry Major Rebecca Alford Named Hertz Foundation Fellow

Carnegie Mellon University senior chemistry major Rebecca Alford is one of 12 college seniors and first-year graduate students nationwide to be named a 2016 Hertz Fellow by the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation.

Aaron Mitchell Named Head of Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Biological Sciences

Noted microbiologist, teacher and Carnegie Mellon University alumnus Aaron Mitchell has been named head of the university’s Department of Biological Sciences in the Mellon College of Science.

Molecular Sleuth

In the field of mass spectrometry, scientists like Carnegie Mellon University’s Mark Bier are making big innovations to understand tiny particles. That technology, which impacts everyday life, may even reveal whether there is life on Mars.

MCS Staff Recognized at Annual Staff Awards Ceremony

Obituary: Nobel Laureate Walter Kohn

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Walter Kohn, a former professor at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT), now Carnegie Mellon University, died on April 19. He was 93. Kohn won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1998, sharing the prize with the late John A. Pople, who was also a former member of the Carnegie Mellon faculty.

Kunal Ghosh, Eric Grotzinger, and Clive Newstead Win University Education Awards

MCS Education Award winners Po-Shen Loh and Brooke McCartney were also honored.

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