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Monday

March 22, 2004
10:02 am

Bates biochemist receives $272,000 grant

Paula Schlax, an assistant professor of chemistry at Bates College, has received a National Science Foundation grant for nearly $272,000 to support her research into bacterial responses to environmental stress.

Thursday

February 6, 2003
4:14 pm

Grants support summer research

Fourteen members of the Bates College faculty have been awarded funding for student research assistantships this summer.

Monday

January 13, 2003
4:17 pm

Dreyfus award to support post-doctoral fellow in chemistry

On behalf of the chemistry department, Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry Thomas Wenzel has received a two-year grant totaling more than $100,000 to support a teaching and research fellow at Bates.

Friday

September 20, 2002
3:11 pm

Lecture looks at hydrogen as alternative fuel

At a time when U.S. dependence on Middle Eastern fossil fuels has assumed ominous new overtones, a Sept. 25 lecture at Bates College holds out hope for a virtually unlimited new source of energy. In the second of two lectures that day inaugurating an “eminent scientist” series at Bates, National Medal of Science recipient Harry Gray will discuss recent progress on attempts to split water cost-effectively into hydrogen and oxygen gases, which would make hydrogen gas a feasible substitute for fossil fuels as our major energy source.

Tuesday

September 10, 2002
2:12 pm

Scientist to discuss 21st-century chemistry

Harry Gray, Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry and founding director of the Beckman Institute of Technology at the California Institute of Technology, will deliver science lectures at 4 p.m. and at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Bates College. The public is invited to attend the inaugural George S. Hammond ’43 H’73 Eminent Scientist Lecture event, and admission is free.

Friday

March 29, 2002
3:14 pm

Work with undergrads nets national award for Bates professor

Thomas J. Wenzel, a resident of Auburn and a chemistry professor at Bates College, is one of two educators nationally to receive a 2002 CUR Fellows Award from the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).

Wednesday

February 13, 2002
9:28 am

Bates chemistry major awarded for research

Kristin J. Smith, a chemistry major, is one of four undergraduate students nationwide to receive the American Chemical Society’s I.M. Kolthoff Enrichment Award.

Monday

January 14, 2002
3:39 pm

Three Bates faculty members receive Phillips Fellowships

Matthew Cote, associate professor of chemistry; Atsuko Hirai, Kazushige Hirasawa Professor of History; and John Rhodes, associate professor of mathematics, have been awarded Phillips Faculty Fellowships for the 2002-03 academic year, announced Donald W. Harward, president of Bates College.

Monday

November 5, 2001
2:56 pm

Bates takes part in premiere science education institute

Five members of the Bates College science faculty took part last August in an institute sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The outcome of the five-day summer institute was a new national initiative called Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER).

Wednesday

June 21, 2000
2:05 pm

Wenzel receives National Science Foundation grant

Thomas J. Wenzel of Auburn, Maine will conduct research aimed at improving the use of NMR spectroscopy in distinguishing pairs of chiral compounds, used to distinguish the left- and right-hand sides of amino acids and other chemical compounds.