People, papers and presentations

Peter Rossky, dean of Rice’s Wiess School of Natural Sciences and the Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Chair in Natural Sciences, was awarded the 2018 Mulliken Medal and Lectureship from the University of Chicago. The Mulliken Medal, created in memory of Nobel laureate Robert S. Mulliken, is awarded every two years to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to chemistry.

Margaret Beier, an associate professor of psychology at Rice, was part of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine panel that authored the recently released report, “How People Learn II: Learners, Contexts, and Cultures.” The report builds upon a prior report that summarized research on learning and reviewing and synthesizing advances in knowledge since the publication of the first volume in 2000. The new report also discusses the implications of research for supporting learners of all ages and recommends areas for future research that can continue to advance the field.


About Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson is a senior editor in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.