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A Growing Reputation in the Sciences

August 06, 2008

With a recent surge in national grants and student awards, recognition of Lewis & Clark’s achievements in the sciences is growing rapidly. A leader in natural and mathematical sciences, the college has been awarded more than $2.2 million in science-based grants for faculty research projects and programs in the past year. Funders include the National Science Foundation, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, the National Institutes of Health–and now the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

“The quality of our academic program and faculty is attracting the attention of the most prestigious grant makers across the country,” says Julio de Paula, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of chemistry. “These grants will provide more opportunities for our undergraduate students to be full partners with our faculty in the creation of new scientific knowledge through research.”

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