Faculty Accomplishments October 2011


Mount Holyoke College

Grants Awarded

October 2011

Katherine Binder (Psychology) was awarded $447,634 from NIH for her project “Low-Literate Adult Learners and Morphological Processes: A Multi-skills Approach”.

Maria Gomez (Chemistry) was awarded $185,000 from NSF for her project “RUI: Understanding How Grain Boundaries Affect Preferred Proton Conduction Pathways in Doped Perovskite Oxides”.

The Margaret A. Cargill Foundation has awarded the College $575,418 , which will create an endowment to provide need-based scholarships for students preparing to be teachers.

 Faculty Awards

 Katherine Aidala has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).  This is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their careers.  

Stephen Jones will travel to Georgia during fall break to receive an honorary degree from the University of Tbilisi (Georgia).  It is the major university in Georgia; its full name is Ivane Javakhishvili State University of Tbilisi, and was founded in 1918.