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In Memoriam: Jane Shell Raymond, 1938-2019

In Memoriam: Jane Shell Raymond, 1938-2019

Dr. Raymond began her career in academia at her alma mater, Reed College, where she taught both chemistry and mathematics. She later taught at the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley. She joined the faculty at the California Institute of Technology in 1977. She retired in 2009.

Frances Arnold Wins the 2019 Bower Award for Achievement in Science From the Franklin Institute

Frances Arnold Wins the 2019 Bower Award for Achievement in Science From the Franklin Institute

Frances H. Arnold, the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology, was honored for “pioneering the development of directed protein evolution,” a monumental step forward in the science of protein engineering.

Jaqueline Barton Wins 2019 National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemical Sciences

Jaqueline Barton Wins 2019 National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemical Sciences

Jaqueline K. Barton is the John G. Kirkwood and Arthur A. Noyes Professor of Chemistry and Norman Davidson Leadership Chair of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology.

In Memoriam: Fiona Cowie, 1963-2018

In Memoriam: Fiona Cowie, 1963-2018

Dr. Cowie began her career at CalTech in 1992 as an instructor in philosophy and was promoted to full professor in 2010. Her research focused on the evolution of the human mind and philosophical questions about language.

Fourteen Women "Geniuses" Win MacArthur Fellowships

Fourteen Women “Geniuses” Win MacArthur Fellowships

The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation has announced the selection of 25 individuals in this year’s class of MacArthur Fellows. Fourteen women are among the 25 new MacArthur Fellows.

A Half Dozen Women Among the 2018 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

A Half Dozen Women Among the 2018 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

Each of the 18 new Packard Fellows will receive $875,000 over five years for them to use to pursue their research interests in physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science, or engineering. This year, one third of the new cohort of Packard Fellows are women.

CalTech Professor Frances Arnold Wins the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

CalTech Professor Frances Arnold Wins the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Frances H. Arnold, the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology, has won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. According to the award citation, she is being honored for “the directed evolution of enzymes.”

New Assignments in the Academic World for 14 Women Faculty Members

New Assignments in the Academic World for 14 Women Faculty Members

Here is this week’s listing of women faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

The Royal Society of Chemistry Honors CalTech's Jaqueline Barton

The Royal Society of Chemistry Honors CalTech’s Jaqueline Barton

Jaqueline Barton, a professor of chemistry at CalTech, is one of three winners and the only woman to win a 2018 Centenary Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry in the United Kingdom. From 2015 to 2018, only 8 percent of all scholars who were nominated for this award have been women.

Doris Tsao Selected as Winner of the 2018 Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

Doris Tsao Selected as Winner of the 2018 Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

The award is given out by the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine for a seminal discovery in neuroscience. CalTech Professor Doris Tsao is being honored for “major contributions to our understanding of how the brain recognizes human faces.”

Six Women Appointed to Named Professorships at the California Institute of Technology

Six Women Appointed to Named Professorships at the California Institute of Technology

The California Institute of Technology in Pasadena has announced that 25 faculty members have been appointed to named professorships. Six of these appointments went to women: Azita Emani, Linda Hsieh-Wilson, Beverly McKeon, Dianne Newman, Maria Spiropulu, and Cindy Weinstein.

In Memoriam: Shirley Ann Mount Hufstedler, 1925-2016

In Memoriam: Shirley Ann Mount Hufstedler, 1925-2016

Shirley Hufstedler was the nation’s first secretary of the Department of Education. She also served on the board of trustees of the California Institute of Technology for 39 years.

Johnson & Johnson Partners With Colleges and Universities to Promote Women in STEM Fields

Johnson & Johnson Partners With Colleges and Universities to Promote Women in STEM Fields

Among the partner institutions are the California Institute of Technology, Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Rhode Island School of Design, Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Spelman College in Atlanta.

In Memoriam: Claudia Alexander, 1959-2015

In Memoriam: Claudia Alexander, 1959-2015

Dr. Alexander joined the staff at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1986. She was the project manager for the Galileo mission to Jupiter, the Cassini mission to Saturn, and the lead U.S. scientist on the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission to rendezvous with a comet.

University of Maryland's Ellen Williams Confirmed as Head of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

University of Maryland’s Ellen Williams Confirmed as Head of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

Ellen Williams has been on leave as a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. She has been serving at Chief Scientist for BP. She holds a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology.

CalTech's Frances Arnold Named to the National Inventors Hall of Fame

CalTech’s Frances Arnold Named to the National Inventors Hall of Fame

Dr. Arnold, who holds 39 U.S. patents, is being honored for her work to create biological catalysts for use in industrial processes, such as the production of fuels and chemicals from renewable resources.

Women Enrollments: CalTech vs. MIT

Women Enrollments: CalTech vs. MIT

Women are 37 percent of the entering class at CalTech and 46 percent of first-year students at MIT.

CalTech Professor Wins National Medal of Science

CalTech Professor Wins National Medal of Science

Jacqueline K. Barton is the only woman among the seven winners.

CalTech Astronomer Appointed to National Science Board

CalTech Astronomer Appointed to National Science Board

Anneila Sargent’s research focuses on star formation.