FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | January 10, 2014
Rising Stars Award winners announced by the ACS Women Chemists Committee
WASHINGTON - The American Chemical Society (ACS) Women Chemists Committee (WCC) has named the recipients of its 2014 Rising Star Awards, which recognize exceptional early- to midcareer women chemists across all areas of chemistry on a national level. The awards were established in 2011 to help promote retention of women in science. The 2014 winners are:
- Katherine Ayers, Ph.D. of Proton OnSite, Wallingford, Conn.
- Lauren Benz, Ph.D. of the University of San Diego,
- Louise Berben, Ph.D. of the University of California, Davis, Calif.
- Julia Brumaghim, Ph.D. of Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.
- Michelle Claffey, Ph.D. of Pfizer, Groton, Conn.
- Nicole Crane, Ph.D. of the Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, Md.
- Elizabeth Jarvo, Ph.D. of the University of California, Irvine, Calif.
- Katherine Kemmann of Sherwin Williams, Cleveland, Ohio
- Judy Kim, Ph.D. of the University of California, San Diego
- Jennifer Schomaker, Ph.D. of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wis.
The winners will receive a $1,000 stipend to cover travel expenses to the spring 2014 ACS national meeting in Dallas where they will present their research at a WCC symposium.
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