Our goal is to provide $1,000,000 in funding to endow and name a professorship that will be awarded to a chemistry or chemical biomolecular engineering faculty member working in the area of environmentally sustainable chemistry.
Promising young professors come to Berkeley because of our internationally renowned reputation and excellent students, but keeping them at Berkeley is often difficult because private universities — economic fluctuations notwithstanding — continue to offer more attractive salaries and benefits to the nation’s best young scholars.
Your support is crucial to maintaining the College of Chemistry's preeminence.
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Endowed Professorships provide partial salary support, as well as support for graduate students and research, for a young faculty member who is building his or her academic reputation. Endowed professorships recognize exceptional talent and provide stable funding for research, teaching and public service.
UPDATE: We are delighted to report that the goal to fund and name an undergraduate laboratory has now been reached! Many thanks to all of those who donated to this effort!
Our goal is to provide $500,000 in funding to name an undergraduate laboratory in Latimer Hall.
To embrace the teaching opportunities of the 21st century, and to recognize the key role chemistry plays in all of the molecular sciences, the college has launched a major initiative to enhance our educational environment. At the core of this effort is the redesign and rebuilding of our undergraduate chemistry and chemical engineering teaching labs, which have gone largely unmodified for the last 48 years. Many of us remember the new labs we were using in the early ’60s, which have not been updated since then despite the vast changes in the chemical sciences.
Because of the broad appeal of the chemical sciences, and the fact that more than 50% of all Berkeley undergraduates take at least one chemistry course in the college, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau has promised to match, dollar for dollar, to a cumulative total of $5M, gifts and pledges that are directed to the undergraduate laboratory renewal effort.
B.S. '77, ChE
Ph.D. '72, Chem
B.S. '73, ChE
B.S. '79, Ph.D. '86, ChE
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M.S. '73, ChE
B.S. '70, M.S. '75, ChE
Ph.D. '75, Chem
|Virginia Harrell Schultz
B.S. '66, Chem
Ph.D. '67, ChE
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