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A Special Congratulations to Dr.’s Bandik and Mitchell

Posted by on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 in archives, Uncategorized.

Since its 125th Anniversary in 2000, the Department of Chemistry has honored select graduates for their outstanding contributions and accomplishments. This year, five stellar scholars, including friends Dr. George Bandik and Dr. Tyrone Mitchell, received the 2016 Alumni Awards.

Dr. Bandik accepts his 2016 Dept. of Chemistry Alumni Award
Dr. Bandik accepts his 2016 Department of Chemistry Alumni Award.

Dr. Bandik received his PhD degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1992 under the direction of Dr. Toby Chapman. He became a faculty member of the Chemistry Department at the university, teaching courses such as Organic Chemistry and Chemistry for Health Related Professionals. He has served as Faculty Advisor to the Department’s American Chemical Society Student Affiliates and as an Assistant Dean in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Dean’s Office. He is also involved in outreach efforts, including the Honors Organic High School Program and the Saturday Science Academy. His dedication to chemistry and chemistry education has won him many awards, including the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award (1993) and Bellet Teaching Award (2001).

Dr. Mitchell received his MS degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1964, then his PhD degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1978. His excellent work at General Electric Co. helped yield over $100 million in annual sales when he departed the company in 1990. He has held many high positions in organizations such as NOBCChE, the Center for Advanced Materials Processing at Clarkson University, the Technology Transfer Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

We congratulate all of the awardees again for this awesome recognition! Learn more about the award celebration here.