Thursday, April 10, 2014

Today, the University of Maryland's College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences held a luncheon ceremony to honor the college's 2014 Distinguished Alumni award winners from each department. Congratulations to all of the awardees!

ASTRONOMY DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS:
Charles Bennett, B.S. ’78, professor, physics and astronomy, The Johns Hopkins University

ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC SCIENCE DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA:
Rachel Pinker, Ph.D. ’78, professor, atmospheric and oceanic science, University of Maryland

BIOLOGY DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS:
Allan Will, B.S. ’76, president and CEO, EBR Systems

CELL BIOLOGY AND MOLECULAR GENETICS DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS:
Michael Rudolph, M.S. ’80, dentist, East Warsaw Dental Group

CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS:
Phil Schneider, B.S. ’79, director of the Spine Center and orthopedic surgeon, Holy Cross Hospital

COMPUTER SCIENCE DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA:
Terry Gaasterland, M.S. ’88 and Ph.D. ’92, professor and director, Scripps Genome Center, University of California, San Diego

ENTOMOLOGY DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS:
Michael Raupp, Ph.D. ’82, professor, entomology, University of Maryland

GEOLOGY DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS:
Eliot Atekwana, B.S. ’84, professor, geology, Oklahoma State University

MATHEMATICS DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI:
Robert Brammer, M.A. '70 and Ph.D. '72, president and CEO, Brammer Technology
James Yorke, Ph.D. ’66, professor emeritus, mathematics, University of Maryland

PHYSICS DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS:
Richard Isaacson, Ph.D. ’67, program director (retired), gravitational physics, National Science Foundation