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Dr. Robert O. Hutchins Endowed Chemistry Prize Established

April 19, 2002 — The Drexel University Chemistry Department announces the establishment of the Dr. Robert O. Hutchins Endowed Chemistry Prize. Dr. Ira M. Taffer '79/PhD'83 and Dr. Robert Zipkin '79 established the Dr. Robert O. Hutchins Endowed Chemistry Prize Fund to honor Bob Hutchins, The George Sassin Professor in the Chemistry Department of the College of Arts & Sciences. He has been a mentor to Ira and Rob- instrumental in their personal and professional successes, especially with their company, BIOMOL Research Labs Inc.

The fund shall be used to provide a prize earned in a competition to be determined by the Head of the Chemistry Department. The prize shall be given to a student majoring in Chemistry and actively involved in a research project at Drexel University. Preference will be given to a Junior. In the event that a Junior does not meet the criteria, the award will be presented to a Senior, then Pre-Junior, then Freshman or Sophomore. The Head of the Chemistry Department will select the recipient(s) as recommended by the Chemistry Department Awards Committee.
 
Dr Robert E. Zipkin, President
Dr. Ira M. Taffer, Vice President
BIOMOL Research Labs, Inc.
 
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