October News & Kudos

October 29, 2020

October 2020

Papers Published


  • The WiSE Club has granted scholarships to a handful of female CSTEM students for a total of $1900 awarded. Funds came from the jewelry sales from last year.
  • Tony Masiello submitted a grant as the PI to National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Atmospheric Composition Grant, with Title: “Infrared Spectroscopy of Isotopic Isomers of Halogenated Gases for Remote Sensing Applications”. Amount Requested $970,443.


  • Former student, Biochemistry Eagle, and Berenice’s son, Raymond Emehiser, got his PhD in Chemistry this summer from the University of Idaho and subsequently got a job at Olix US, a pharmaceutical firm in San Diego.


  • The WiSE Club is coordinating a virtual tutoring program that will help CSTEM faculty/staff parents as well as local K-12 public schools.

Nobel Prizes

Not to the department this year.

  • Physics: To Roger Penrose (Oxford U.) for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity; and to Reinhard Genzel (Max Planck & UC Berkley), and Andrea Ghez (UCLA) for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy.
  • Chemistry: Emmanuelle Carpentier (Max Planck) and Jennifer A. Doudna (UC Berkley), for the development of a method for genome editing.