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Chemical engineering professor adds to accolades

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Kristi Anseth, a Distinguished Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, was honored with the Professional Progress Award for Outstanding Progress in Chemical Engineering from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Anseth was one of 14 innovators in the field of chemical engineering to receive the 2009 honors from the group during its Nov. 8 annual meeting. A professor with CU since 1996, she has won numerous awards and written a variety of publications. Her current research includes designing biomaterials to help in medical procedures.



Cech earns lifetime achievement award

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Nobel Laureate and Distinguished Professor Thomas Cech received the Colorado BioScience Association's Lifetime Achievement honor during a presentation at the group's annual awards dinner Nov. 10.

Cech is director of the new Colorado Initiative in Molecular Biotechnology and investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. A leader in the bioscience industry, Cech has earned numerous awards, including the Nobel Prize in 1989, for his work that includes studies of DNA and RNA.



Two from UCCS graduate from women's leadership program


Robyn Marschke, director of institutional research at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and Susan Szpyrka, associate vice chancellor for administration and finance, recently graduated from the 2009 Higher Education Resource Service (HERS) Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration at the University of Denver.

For more than 35 years, HERS has offered women faculty and administrators an intensive program that prepares them to be leaders in higher education. Marschke has authored numerous research studies that include topics such as gender equity and relationships in academia.


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