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A Conversation with Dr. David Fooksman: Celebrating 20 Years of Beckman Scholars

  • Friday, December 15, 2017

Then: 1998 Beckman Scholars Program Award Recipient, Carnegie Mellon University Now: Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine AMBF: Prior to college, were you curious about a career in science? DF: No. AMBF: What exposure did you have to knowing what research in a laboratory would be like? DF: I worked in research labs starting in the fall of my freshman year in undergraduate. AMBF: When you heard ab ..

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2018 Beckman Symposium T-Shirt Design Contest

  • Thursday, December 14, 2017

Calling all Current/Past Beckman Awardees & Employees: Put on your artist hat and get creative! Your 2018 Beckman Symposium T-shirt design must include the 40th Anniversary Beckman Foundation logo (shown at left, emailed by request). Submission Deadline: January 31, 2018 by 12 PM Pacific Email Designs to: Symposium@beckman-foundation.org DESIGN RULES: T-shirts can contain up to 3 colors on the front, 3 colors on the back, and 1 color on the sleeve Design s ..

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Beckman Scholar Nicole M. Carter Publishes: Transcription factor NF-κB is modulated by symbiotic status in a sea anemone model of cnidarian bleaching

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Beckman Scholar Nicole M. Carter Publishes: Transcription factor NF-κB is modulated by symbiotic status in a sea anemone model of cnidarian bleaching Learn more about what Beckman Scholar Nicole Carter has been working on at Boston University: ABSTRACT Transcription factor NF-κB plays a central role in immunity from fruit flies to humans, and NF-κB activity is altered in many human diseases. To investigate a role for NF-κB in immunity and disease on a broader evolutionary s ..

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Orange County Business Journal: People on the Move

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Read this week's People on the Move section of The Orange County Business Journal to meet the Beckman Foundation team: https://www.ocbj.com/people-on-the-move/ Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Welcomes Return of Former Finance Manager Beckman Foundation is pleased to announce the return of Jackie Chamberlin to the role of Finance Manager. Jackie previously provided accounting and tax support for closely-held corporations and foundations as Controller. She is a Certified  ..

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A Conversation with Dr. JR Schmidt: Celebrating 20 Years of Beckman Scholars

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Then: 1998 Beckman Scholars Program Award Recipient, Hope College Now: Associate Professor – Chemistry Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison AMBF: Prior to college, were you curious about a career in science? JS: I certainly had a strong interest in science well before college or even high school. By high school, I was relatively confident that I wanted to pursue science as a career. My decision to move into an academic career was much later, in graduate school. ..

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Beckman Scholar Noah Vieira Publishes: A trans-bidentate bis-pyridinyl ligand with a transition metal hinge

  • Friday, November 03, 2017

Learn more about what Beckman Scholar Noah Vieira has been working on at Furman University: ABSTRACT A titanocene based metalloligand, Cp*2Ti(C22-py)2, was synthesized and coordinated to either Cu(I) or Pd(II). The metalloligand binds Cu(I) between its alkynes and Pd(II) between its pyridinyl rings, acting as a trans-bidentate ligand. In order to bind Pd(II), significant structural rearrangements were necessary, which required the flexibility of the C–Ti–C hinge on the ti ..

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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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