Noah Horwitz has been named a 2010 Goldwater Scholar. Noah is a Chemistry major with aspirations to pursue graduate school and eventually obtain an academic faculty position. Over the last year, Noah has been working in Professor David Ginger’s lab. In the course of his undergraduate career, Noah has been awarded the CRC Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award, the Hyp J. Dauben Award for the top student in Honors Organic Chemistry, the Outstanding student in Analytical Chemistry Award, and the PC Cross award for the top student in Physical Chemistry. He has also won a Washington NASA Space Grant, a Washington Research Foundation Fellowship and a Mary Gates Research Scholarship.
Many of our Chemistry and Biochemistry Bachelor degree and PhD recipients joined us for a celebration of their accomplishments on Friday, June 11, 2010. Over 300 bachelor degrees and 40 PhD degrees were completed during the academic year 2009-10. The event was held in the HUB Ballroom with over 1000 students and their guests in attendance. The keynote address was given by Dr. Susan Solomon, a noted PhD Chemist and a leader in the field of Atmospheric Sciences. In 2007 Dr. Solomon served as co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In 2008 the IPCC and Al Gore Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize.