Eight women have been selected to receive the ACS Women Chemists Committee’s inaugural Merck Research Award during the fall ACS national meeting in Philadelphia. The award is sponsored by Merck & Co. and recognizes exceptional third- and fourth-year female graduate students.
The recipients are Allegra T. Aron of the University of California, Berkeley; Emma L. Baker of the University of California, Los Angeles; Suzanne M. Batiste of Vanderbilt University; Virginia J. Bruce of Colorado State University; Alice B. Chang of California Institute of Technology; Lam-Kiu Fong of Northwestern University; Melissa Lee of the University of Michigan; and Sara C. Massey of the University of Chicago.
Awardees will receive $1,500 and present their research at the ACS national meeting. Nominations are open for the 2017 Merck Research Award. For more information, visit womenchemists.sites.acs.org/awardsrecognition.htm.