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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. (August 9, 2017)—More than 30 Pitzer College students and graduates won fellowships, scholarships and awards during the 2016-17 academic year. Here is an overview of Pitzer’s outstanding scholars and the awards they received to support research projects, language learning and academic programs around the world. American Sociological Association Honors Program Adriana Ceron ’18 [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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NSF Awards Professor Patrick Ferree $830,000 CAREER Grant for Genome Research

Claremont, Calif. (February 2, 2015)—Assistant Professor of Biology Patrick Ferree received an $830,000 five-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Development Program to research genome conflict. Ferree teaches in the W.M. Keck Science Department of Pitzer College, Claremont McKenna College and Scripps College. The grant, “Paternal genome elimination by a selfish B chromosome [Read More…]

February 2, 2015
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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
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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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Pitzer College Receives National Science Foundation Grant

Claremont, Calif. (July 16, 2009) — Pitzer College received a three-year $132,000 National Science Foundation grant to support mathematics Professor David Bachman’s latest research project, “Topologically Minimal Surfaces in 3-Manifolds.” Bachman’s project will investigate and understand the possible shapes of the universe by deforming an elastic surface, and observing where different parts of the surface [Read More…]

July 16, 2009