People, papers and presentations

Yildiz Bayazitoglu, the Harry S. Cameron Chair of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, received the Society of Women Engineers’ highest honor, the 2012 Achievement Award, at the group’s national conference in Houston Nov. 9. The award is given annually for an outstanding contribution in a field of engineering over a significant period of time. Bayazitoglu was given the honor “for charting new territory for women in mechanical engineering and for creating novel solutions to both theoretical and practical problems in thermal science.”

Patricia Herzog, a postdoctoral fellow at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, received the Distinguished Article of the Year Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion at the society’s annual conference Nov. 9-11 in Phoenix.

Bruce Weisman, professor of chemistry and a pioneer in the science of nanotube fluorescence, has been named this year’s recipient of the American Chemical Society Greater Houston Section Award. Weisman will be presented the award at a dinner at the Briar Club Nov. 28. The ACS award is given to individuals for contributions to education, research and service to the section and community.



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