The Jenny H. and Otto F. Krauss Charitable Foundation has entered an agreement to commit at least $60,000 to fund an endowed fellowship program in the Michigan State University Department of Physics and Astronomy. The family foundation has made an initial payment of $12,000 to begin building the Krauss Endowed Fellowship Fund. This endowment will support a needy and deserving graduate student with a high grade point average who is seeking an advanced degree in high-energy physics.
EAST LANSING, Michigan. A retired paper industry engineer who attended Michigan State in his youth has made the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Natural Science (CNS) the recipient of a rare dual endowment.
George A. Brown of Dallas, Texas, has created two endowed professorships, one each in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and named them after illustrious Spartans in his family.
Raymond Brock has established an international reputation for pioneering research into the fundamental constituents of matter. He is a leading member of a team working at the world's most powerful particle accelerator, and he already occupies the role of elder statesman in the particle physics community.
The CSCE: An Interdisciplinary Center at Michigan State University, bringing together astronomers, nuclear physicists and particle physicists to study the Evolution of the Cosmos.
EAST LANSING, Mich. When the SOuthern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) telescope opens its eye later this year and captures what astronomers call "first light," it will not only open a new window on the night skies of the Southern Hemisphere, but will also shine new light on science research and education at Michigan State University.
KYOTO, JAPAN - November 10, 2003 - The Inamori Foundation today presented its 19th annual Kyoto Prizes. Considered among the world's leading awards for lifetime achievement, the Kyoto Prizes are presented to individuals and groups worldwide who have contributed significantly to human progress in the areas of "Advanced Technology," "Basic Sciences," and "Arts and Philosophy."
Brad Sherrill and Gary Westfall were among the ten MSU professors that have been named University Distinguished Professors in recognition of their achievements in the classroom, laboratory and community. The designations, recommended by Interim President Lou Anna K. Simon, were approved by the MSU Board of Trustees on June 27, 2003.
Sept. 10, 2003: Dr. Milton E. Muelder has endowed an annual lectureship for the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He intended to name it in honor of his long-time friend Dr. Henry Blosser. However, Henry insisted that he would only accept this honor if the lectureship would also carry Milton's name. And so they compromised, and the lectureship will be known as the Dr. Henry Blosser and Dr. Milton E. Muelder Endowed Lectureship.
The family and friends of Dr. Carl L. Foiles have created an endowed student award in his memory at the Michigan State University in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
“He was a loving husband and wonderful father to our children, Allen and Andrea,” shared his wife, Ruth Ann. “He was an avid teacher and physicist, and let this love for his work touch every aspect of his life.”
The first-ever Ohio-Michigan conference of the APS was hosted by MSU in April 2003.