Crimson Laureate Society - December 2019
In January, Cameron Owen of Boise, Idaho, a senior Honers student in chemistry, physics, and mathematics, received the U’s fourth consecutive Churchill Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
On May 15, Owen joined 657 of his fellow science students as they received their degrees. Some of these students may have fallen short of this achievement without the support of the Crimson Laureate Society.
In July, Dean Peter Trapa assumed the helm of the College amidst a whirlwind of activity—quickly moving forward with former Dean Henry White’s plans for undergraduate research, safety improvements, and a new Physical Sciences building.
On November 6, the University of Utah was invited to join the Association of American Universities, an exclusive group of 65 universities that University President Ruth V. Watkins calls, “the most prestigious association in higher education.” AAU member universities earn the majority of federal research funding and collectively help shape policy for higher education, science, and innovation. Inclusion in AAU is recognition of our unwavering support for science and technology and a major achievement for the College of Science.
In January 2020 the College will launch the initial streams of the Science Research Initiative (SRI). At most institutions, students have to wait until their junior or senior year to get a taste of research, if at all. The SRI provides every incoming undergraduate the opportunity to participate in discovery-based scientific research programs. Innovative programs like the SRI would not be possible without support from Crimson Laureate Society members.
While we are overjoyed by our recent accomplishments, we will not be resting on our laurels. There are many new discoveries to be made, and new generations of scientists to be mentored and inspired. Help us continue this journey by joining the Crimson Laureate Society, or renewing your membership, today. Your contributions make a positive impact on our faculty and students. Thank you!
For more information on Crimson Laureate Society membership and College of Science alumni events, contact Jeff Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.