AIP History Center Newsletter
Volume XXXVIII , No. 1, Spring 2006


Dr. Mildred Dresselhaus received the 2005 11th Heinz Award for
Technology, The Economy and Employment.

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A Prize Gift to the Center's Endowment

Last year, Mildred Dresselhaus, first woman Chair of the American Institute of Physics' Governing Board and member of the Friends of the Center for History of Physics Development Committee, received the 11th Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment. The prize commended her for a body of scientific scholarship that has advanced the world's understanding of the multi-faceted field of carbon science, and blazed a trail of opportunity and inspiration for women in science.

In recognition of the value and quality of the work conducted by Center for History of Physics, Millie designated a share of the prize money to go towards our endowment.

"Throughout her career, Dr. Mildred Dresselhaus has combined significant scientific accomplishments and prominent leadership roles with an abiding commitment to support the advancement of women in the sciences," said Teresa Heinz Kerry, chairman of the Heinz Family Foundation.

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