Teacher-Scholar Conference to be Held on October 24
The third conference for Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars will be held at the New York Academy of Sciences on October 24, 2014. Approximately 40 of the most recent Teacher-Scholars will present posters of their research, bracketed by talks from four senior Teacher-Scholars. This year’s speakers will be: Emily Carter, Founding Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University; Leroy Hood, President and co-Founder, Institute for Systems Biology; Stephen Lippard, Arthur Amos Noyes Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and David Oxtoby, President, Pomona College. Sanjay Sarma, the Director of Digital Learning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will also make a presentation on the latest developments in digital learning and the impact of MOOCs in higher education.
Drs. E. Carter, L. Hood, S. Lippard, D. Oxtoby, and S. Sarma.
ACS Presidential Symposium on Chemical Instrumentation
2013 Dreyfus Prize winner R. Graham Cooks of Purdue University was among the speakers who presented their research at a Presidential Symposium on Chemical Instrumentation at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society in Dallas on March 18, 2014. The prominent chemists who spoke represent major contributors to the field: David Chandler (Sandia), Michael Fayer (Stanford), Wayne Hendrickson (Columbia), Wilson Ho (UC Irvine), Ann McDermott (Columbia), W. E. Moerner (Stanford), and Lloyd Smith (U. of Wisconsin-Madison). The Dreyfus Foundation is pleased to support this symposium.
Pictured (l. to r.): Wayne Hendrickson, Wilson Ho, Henry C. Walter (Dreyfus Foundation, President), Thomas Barton (ACS, President), Ann McDermott, David Chandler, Lloyd Smith, R. Graham Cooks, W. E. Moerne, and Michael Fayer.
Second Teacher-Scholar Symposium, October 26, 2012
The second biennial Teacher-Scholar symposium was held at the New York Academy of Sciences on October 26, 2012. The Teacher-Scholars presented posters of their research and six presented brief oral summaries of teaching innovations. Five prominent Teacher-Scholars from earlier years gave research talks. A video of the talks given by Arup Chakraborty, Geoffrey Coates, Julie Millard, Geraldine Richmond, and Alanna Schepartz, as well as the teaching presentations, is available HERE.
Drs. A. Chakraborty, G. Coates, J. Millard, G. Richmond, and A. Schepartz.
Symposium in Catalysis at the ACS meeting, March 27, 2012
The Dreyfus Foundation sponsored a Presidential Symposium in Catalysis at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Diego on March 27, 2012. In order of appearance, the speakers were Stephen Buchwald, Eric Jacobsen, Stephen Benkovic, Judith Klinman, Daniel Nocera, Gabor Somorjai, Jens Norskov, and Tobin Marks. Charles Campbell gave tribute to D. Wayne Goodman, a scheduled speaker who passed away on February 27. The session chairs were: John Brauman, JoAnne Stubbe, Richard Zare, and Matthew Tirrell.
Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Symposium, October 29, 2010
A Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Symposium, "Research Frontiers in the Chemical Sciences", was held in New York City on Friday, October 29, 2010. The 2009 and 2010 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars and the 2008 and 2009 Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars presented posters of their research. Bracketing the poster sessions were talks by four senior Teacher-Scholars representing different research areas of chemistry. The one-day symposium highlighted many exciting areas in the chemical sciences and promoted a network among many of the nation's leading young research chemists. The Symposium presentations by Drs. Grubbs, Kiessling, Mrksich, and Nuckolls are available as streaming video here. The titles of the speaker's talks are:
Robert Grubbs, California Institute of Technology
The Design and Synthesis of Catalysts for Use in Organic and Polymer Synthesis
Laura Kiessling, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Carbohydrate Polymer Assembly: How Do Mycobacteria Do It?
Milan Mrksich, University of Chicago
Exploring the Molecular Logic of Protein Acetylation
Colin Nuckolls, Columbia University
From Moleculaes to Materials
Symposium in Materials Chemistry at the ACS meeting, March 23, 2010
Some of the nation's leading materials chemists presented their work at the Presidential Symposium "Frontiers in Materials Chemistry: A Tribute to the Dreyfus Brothers," at the American Chemical Society's national meeting in San Francisco on Tuesday, March 23.
Frontiers in Materials Chemistry: A Tribute to the Dreyfus Brothers
Matthew Tirrell and Mark Cardillo, Organizers, Presiding
Joseph S. Francisco, ACS President
Matthew Tirrell, University of California, Berkeley
Tobin Marks, Northwestern University
New materials and processes for constructing highly unconventional organic, inorganic, and organometallic electronic circuitry
Joanna Aizenberg, Harvard University
Advanced materials for mitigation of ice accretion
Omar Yaghi, University of California, Los Angeles
Metal-organic frameworks and the 'gene' for carbon capture
Robert Cava, Princeton University
Stoichiometry, structure and bonding in the new iron pnictide superconductors
A. Paul Alivisatos, University of California, Berkeley
Nanoscale materials for solar fuel generation
David Tirrell, California Institute of Technology
Reinterpreting the genetic code
C. Grant Willson, University of Texas at Austin
Organic materials for microelectronics: a view of the future
John A. Rogers, University of Illinois
Materials for bio-integrated electronics
George Whitesides, Harvard University
Organic materials science
A Dreyfus Foundation Symposium on Environmental Chemistry Research, October 24, 2008
Climate, Energy, and the Changing Environment: A Dreyfus Foundation Symposium on Environmental Chemistry Research was held in New York City on Friday, October 24, 2008. The symposium, co-hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences, provided a current view of some of the most exciting topics within the broad field of environmental chemistry.