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A Conversation with Dr. Terrance Kummer: Celebrating 20 Years of Beckman Scholars

  • Friday, October 13, 2017

Then: 1998 Beckman Scholars Program Award Recipient, University of Minnesota Now: Assistant Professor of Neurology – Division of Neurocritical Care, Washington University in St. Louis AMBF: Prior to college, were you curious about a career in science? TK: I have wanted a career in science since I was a child. In the earliest days, I wanted to be an astronomer. The universe fascinated me; it seemed the greatest unknown imaginable. In college I was drawn to the inner un ..

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A Conversation with Dr. Jonathan M. Spenner: Celebrating 20 Years of Beckman Scholars

  • Friday, September 15, 2017

Then: 1998 Beckman Scholars Program Award Recipient, Northwestern University Now: Registered Patent Attorney and Member, Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. in Chicago AMBF: Prior to college, were you curious about a career in science? JS: I was always very interested in science. I remember being in the second grade and dreaming of becoming a “space scientist,” of course not understanding much about science at all. In the sixth grade, I thought I wanted to design ..

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Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Extends Commitment to Supporting Future Scientists through STEM Initiatives with $25,000 Sponsorship of Irvine CubeSat Program

  • Monday, September 04, 2017

Published in the OC Philanthropy Issue of The Orange County Business Journal - September 4, 2017 For aspiring scientists everywhere, all roads lead to the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, which has been providing grants to researchers and research institutions in the chemistry and life sciences for nearly 40 years. Started in 1978 by Dr. Arnold O. Beckman and his wife Mabel, the founders of Beckman Instruments, Inc. who created devices that revolutionized the study and understanding  ..

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A Conversation with Dr. Margaret "Meg" L. Estapa: Celebrating 20 Years of Beckman Scholars

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Then: 1998 Beckman Scholars Program Award Recipient, Carleton College Now: Assistant Professor of Geosciences, Skidmore College AMBF: Prior to college, were you curious about a career in science? ME: Yes, I was definitely curious about a career in science as I loved my high school chemistry classes. However, as the first in my family to pursue a career in science I didn’t really know much about the paths I could take. AMBF: What exposure did you have to knowing ..

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Dr. James G. Fujimoto Wins the 2017 Beckman-Argyros Prize for Vision Research

  • Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has announced James G. Fujimoto, Ph.D. (http://www.rle.mit.edu/people/directory/james-fujimoto/), the Elihu Thomson Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as its 2017 Beckman-Argyros Vision Research Award (http://www.beckman-foundation.org/programs/beckman-argyros-vision-award-recipients) winner. Presented annually, the award recognizes an individual who has made and is continuing to make  ..

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A Conversation with Dr. Christopher Vakoc: Celebrating 20 Years of Beckman Scholars

  • Friday, July 14, 2017

Then: 1998 Beckman Scholars Program Award Recipient, Pennsylvania State University Now: Assistant Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; MD, University of Pennsylvania, 2005 PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2007 AMBF: Prior to college, were you curious about a career in science? CV: Yes. I always saw myself having a career in science or engineering, although I never imagined myself in academia. AMBF: What exposure did you have to knowing what research in a la ..

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A Conversation with Dr. Ming C. Hammond: Celebrating 20 Years of Beckman Scholars

  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Meet Dr. Ming Hammond, one of the members of the inaugural class of Beckman Scholars, and read her thoughts and perspectives regarding the personal impact of the program on her undergraduate experience and resulting career. Then: 1998 Beckman Scholars Program Award Recipient, California Institute of Technology Now: Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley “The support of my research mentor and the Beckman Scholars Program ..

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Support to our local community - $25,000 Gift to Irvine Public Schools Foundation for the Irvine CubeSat Program

  • Monday, June 12, 2017

We are proud to announce our donation of $25,000 to the Irvine Public Schools Foundation’s (IPSF) to support the Irvine CubeSat STEM Program. The donation will contribute to the funding of the second phase of the CubeSat program, Irvine02, by the Irvine Unified School District and IPSF for the 2017-18 academic year. “We are deeply appreciative to the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation for their donation to our Irvine CubeSat STEM initiative. Their generosity will enable th ..

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2017 Class of Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Tuesday, June 06, 2017

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation announced today its 2017 class of Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows, individuals who underscore the Foundation’s mission of supporting basic research in the chemistry and life sciences. They were selected after a three-part review led by a panel of scientific experts. The Foundation will award more than $2.6 million in funding for 20 exceptional research fellows from 13 universities: - Marco Allodi, Ph.D., University  ..

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BYI Peterson publishes on research results

  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Summary: Using chiral nonlinear spectroscopy, we discover a chiral water superstructure surrounding DNA at ambient conditions. This chiral spine of hydration is templated by the helical structure and provides a direct label-free probe of the solvation shell. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acscentsci.7b00100  ..

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