Marion Milligan Mason was a proud member of AAAS whose will provided for the creation of a Fund to support early-career women in the chemical sciences. In making this bequest she sought to honor her family’s commitment to higher education for women.
This award is funded by a bequest from the Marion Milligan Mason Fund. The goal of the Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences is to kick-start the research career of promising future senior investigators in the chemical sciences. The Marion Milligan Mason Fund will provide grants of $50,000 every other year to women researchers engaged in basic research in the chemical sciences. Awards are for women in the early stage of their academic research careers.
The 2015 Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences awardees will be formally announced by AAAS on October 15, 2015. The awardees are:
· Alison Fout, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
· Katherine Mackey, University of California Irvine
· Kristin Parent, Michigan State University
· Luisa Whittaker-Brooks, The University of Utah