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Pitzer College Students and Alumni Win 2017 Regional, National and International Awards

Pitzer Gates on Mills Avenue looking south

Claremont, Calif. (April 28, 2017)—More than 25 Pitzer College students and graduates have won 2017 fellowships, scholarships and awards so far this spring semester. With these awards, they will be working to promote human rights in Macedonia, analyzing the underpinnings of aggressive cancers, researching retention rates among first-generation Black and Latinx students in STEM programs, [Read More…]

May 1, 2017
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Pitzer College Senior and Three Alumni Named 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellows

Claremont, Calif. (April 18, 2017)—Pitzer College senior Lillian Horin ’17 and alumni Brian Cohn ’15, Kristin Dobbin ’13 and Samuel “Yoni” Rubin ’15 have been awarded 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program selects outstanding college seniors or recent graduates who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, [Read More…]

April 18, 2017
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Keck Biology Professor’s $500,000 NSF Grant Supports Student Involvement in Genome Research

Emily Wiley

Claremont, Calif. (December 19, 2014) — Associate Professor of Biology Emily Wiley won a $506,131 National Science Foundation award for a collaborative research project that engages undergraduate students in the study of genomes and gene function. Wiley teaches biology at the W.M. Keck Science Department, a program of Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College and Scripps [Read More…]

December 19, 2014
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Pitzer College Assistant Professor of Biology Lars Schmitz Wins NSF Grant to Host International Exploratory Research Conference

Claremont, Calif. (December 7, 2012) — Pitzer College Assistant Professor Lars Schmitz has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to organize a “catalysis meeting”—an international gathering of world-renowned, multidisciplinary scientists who come together to focus on a major question in evolutionary biology. Schmitz teaches biology at Pitzer’s W.M. Keck Science Department. The NSF [Read More…]

December 7, 2012

Pitzer College Professor Awarded Two National Research Grants

Claremont, Calif. (August 30, 2012) — Pitzer College Assistant Professor of Sociology Azamat Junisbai has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a $40,000 grant by the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER) to organize and oversee nationally representative public opinion surveys in post-Soviet Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. [Read More…]

August 30, 2012
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Pitzer College Professor David Bachman Awarded NSF Grant to Explore Shape of Universe

Claremont, Calif. (June 4, 2012) — Pitzer College Associate Professor of Mathematics David Bachman has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to fund research exploring surprising connections between the shapes of soap films and the shape of the universe. The $136,983 award will support Bachman’s project “Applications of Topologically Minimal Surfaces” through August [Read More…]

June 4, 2012
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Pitzer College Professor Claudia Strauss Receives NSF and Wenner-Gren Foundation Grants

Claremont, Calif. (May 9, 2012) — Pitzer College Professor of Anthropology Claudia Strauss has received grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Wenner-Gren Foundation to conduct research on the experiences and views of the unemployed in Southern California. Strauss’ two-year-long project will examine how unemployed men and women from different classes and ethnic [Read More…]

May 9, 2012
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W.M. Keck Science Professor Anna Wenzel Wins National Science Foundation Grant

Claremont, Calif. (February 23, 2012) — Assistant Professor of Chemistry Anna Wenzel has been awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation for her independent research project, “RUI: The Development and Application of Gold(I) Catalysts for Asymmetric Organic Transformations.” Wenzel teaches chemistry at Pitzer College’s W.M. Keck Science Department. The research project responds to a [Read More…]

February 23, 2012
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Pitzer College Joint Science Department Receives NSF Grant

Funding complements College’s unique interdisciplinary educational approach CLAREMONT, Calif. (Aug. 9, 2006) – Pitzer College’s Joint Science Department recognizes that the most exciting and important problems in science these days, from global warming to unsolved questions about how the brain works, are all intensely interdisciplinary problems. A recent National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of nearly [Read More…]

August 9, 2006