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Undergraduate Students at SMS

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In the News

ASU Emeritus Regents' Professor Michael O’Keeffe (left) receives the Aminoff prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, with Professor Omar Yaghi observing.

April 12, 2019
O'Keeffe and Yaghi receive Aminoff Prize

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has just awarded the 2019 Gregori Aminoff Prize in Crystallography to ASU Emeritus Regents' Professor Michael O’Keeffe and Professor Omar M. Yaghi, of the University of California, Berkeley, “for their fundamental contributions to the development of reticular chemistry.” The honor was personally awarded by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

SMS Junior Wins National Award as an Up-and-Coming Scientist

May 8, 2019
SMS Junior Wins National Award

Madeleine Howell, an SMS junior majoring in chemistry who is already involved in basic research has won a Goldwater Scholarship, the nation’s premier award for undergraduates studying science, math and engineering.

Since 2009, SMS has been awarded 10 Goldwater scholarships, which is more than one third of the total awarded to ASU in this time period.

School of Molecular Sciences faculty recognized for excellence in teaching

May 8, 2019
SMS faculty recognized for excellence in teaching

Each year, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University recognizes exceptional teaching that inspires intellectual curiosity and academic excellence with the Zebulon Pearce Distinguished Teaching Award and the Outstanding Lecturer Award. This year, the recipient of the Zebulon Pearce Distinguished Teaching Award in the Natural Sciences is Professor Anne Jones, and the recipient of the Outstanding Lecturer Award is Ron Briggs, both from the School of Molecular Sciences.