Providence College Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry Receives Dreyfus Award

Sunday, August 06, 2017
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Providence College receives Dreyfus Award
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Providence College received The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.’s Jean Dreyfus Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions award for 2017.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is led by Dr. Seann Mulcahy and Dr. Kathleen Comely.

PC is the first college in Rhode Island to receive the award.

The Award

The $18,500 grant provides funding to bring a researcher to campus to give at least two lectures in the chemical sciences, and to interact with faculty and undergraduate students.

One of the lectures will be accessible and promoted to a wide audience that includes the general public, while the other lectures will be more technical and/or specific. 

The grant will also fund two summer undergraduate research students selected from the pool of rising sophomore, junior, or senior chemistry/biochemistry majors. 

Dreyfus Foundation

The Dreyfus Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of the chemical sciences as a means of improving human relations and circumstances throughout the world. 

The Jean Dreyfus Lectureship award is made to only four to six chemistry departments per year across the US, and is viewed as extremely competitive among the chemistry community. 

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