Nocera & Rogers Elected Dreyfus Advisors

       Daniel Nocera and John Rogers have been elected to serve as Advisors to the Dreyfus Foundation, effective April 2018. Nocera is the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy at Harvard University. His group has pioneered studies in renewable energy conversion and invented the artificial leaf and bionic leaf. Rogers is the Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University. His research seeks to understand and exploit interesting characteristics of “soft” and unusual classes of materials. These include polymers, liquid crystals, biological tissues, and semiconductor micro/nanomaterials. His focus is on bio-integrated systems and bio-inspired designs.

Fox & Brauman Become Emeritus Directors

             Two Dreyfus Board members, Marye Anne Fox and John Brauman, became emeritus directors in 2017. Brauman first joined the Foundation in 1988 and was elected to the Board in 2006. Fox started her association with Dreyfus in 1991 and became a Director in 2002. Among their many honors, each received the National Medal of Science. The brief videos produced in conjunction with these awards provide further details about the careers of these esteemed scientists. See the videos on Fox and Brauman.

Communicating Chemistry with Gino del Guercio & Stephen Lyons

The Dreyfus Foundation asks each of its recent Teacher-Scholar Award recipients to produce a short video (under 3 min.) that describes their research for a lay audience. Two veteran science television producers, Gino del Guercio and Stephen Lyons, offered constructive suggestions on how to effectively communicate chemistry to the public and produce a successful video at the 2016 Teacher-Scholar symposium. The video below includes excerpts from their talks. The videos produced by the most recent Teacher-Scholars are compiled here.  

Dreyfus Foundation 2016 Year in Review

The Dreyfus Foundation 2016 Year in Review is now available. This brief report includes information about the Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar & ACS Presidential symposia, Dreyfus Prize, lectureships at the University of Basel & undergraduate institutions, Teacher-Scholar videos & online forum, 2016 awards, and 2017 program deadlines. Read it by clicking here or on the cover image below.

George Whitesides on Full Frame

George Whitesides, the Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor at Harvard and recipient of the inaugural Dreyfus Prize in 2009, appeared on Full Frame on December 31, 2016. Among the topics discussed was his work with Diagnostics for All, a low-cost diagnostic device designed specifically for use in the developing world. See the program here: http://america.cgtn.com/2016/12/31/george-whitesides-simple-solutions