A chance conversation on an airline flight points to the long-lasting value that comes from funding highly innovative basic scientific research.
Under the leadership of former Research Corporation President John P. Schaefer, the Foundation has played key roles in the origination of two distinct projects expected to greatly advance modern astronomy -- the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) currently operating atop Mount Graham in southeastern Arizona; and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), planned for Chile’s El Peñón peak on Cerro Pachón.
Cottrell Scholar William Dichtel, Cornell University assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology, has been designated as the 2014 National Fresenius Award recipient by the American Chemical Society.
The American Chemical Society has announced its slate of award winners for 2014. Five Cottrell Scholars will be receiving top national honors, as will several other members of the RCSA community.
Research Corporation for Science Advancement Announces 2013 Cottrell Scholars $75,000 each for 13 scientist-educators Tucson, AZ – February 25, 2013 – Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA), America’s first foundation dedicated wholly to science, founded in 1912, announces its annual major U.S. science/teaching awards: 13 Cottrell Scholar grants for 2013, totaling $975,000.