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The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) has announced its list of recipients for 2014. Congratulations to Michael Zachar, a second-year graduate student in chemical engineering (advised by Prodromos Daoutidis), Matthew Hauwiller (ChemE '14), Leo Kucek (ChemE '09), and Patrick Marshall (MatSci '12) for receiving GRFP awards. NSF received over 14,000 applications for the 2014 competition, and made 2,000 fellowship award offers, which includes a three-year annual stipend of $32,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition, among other benefits.


Thanks to contributions from Dow Chemical and Robert Gore, the CEMS department has raised more than half the money for the 40,000 square-foot building addition to Amundson Hall. Last year, Dow Chemical donated $5 million to get the project off the ground. Department chair Frank Bates noted that at the time, that money "represented the difference between doing it and not doing it." Then later this year, Robert and Jane Gore donated $10 million, and the dream became a reality. Robert is a CEMS alumnus, receiving his Ph.D. in chemical engineering in 1963, and later invented the fabric that came to be known as GORE-TEX.


Reconnect with your former classmates and celebrate 50 years since graduation. The Thursday reception features your induction into the College of Science and Engineering Golden Medallion Society where you will receive your medallion. Friday is filled with college and departmental presentations.

DateMay 15, 2014
LocationMcNamara Alumni Center, TCF Bank Stadium


The Golden Medallion Society honors University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (formerly the Institute of Technology) alumni who have reached the 50th anniversary of their graduation. With each passing year, all members of the Golden Medallion Society are invited back to campus to celebrate with new society members. For more information, follow the link below.

DateMay 16, 2014
LocationTCF Bank Stadium