Oregon State chemist receives medal

Mas Subramanian, an internationally recognized chemist at Oregon State University, recently received the 2012 Chemical Research Society of India Medal, awarded to outstanding chemists of Indian origin who work outside India.

Subramanian, the Milton Harris Professor of Materials Science in the OSU Department of Chemistry, was honored at the CRSI 14th National Symposium in Chemistry, held Feb. 3 through 5 in Trivandrum, India.

An expert in such fields as high-temperature superconductivity, thermoelectrics, magnetoresistive materials, catalysis and solid-state dielectrics, Subramanian has discovered and developed several materials. A recent discovery of color pigments received worldwide attention.

Subramanian formerly was a scientist at DuPont Central Research and Development. He has published nearly 300 papers in professional journals, which received more than 12,000 citations. His work has yielded 54 patents that are in place or pending.

Subramanian received a doctorate from the Indian Institute of Technology in 1982, and is a signature faculty fellow in the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnology Institute.

Local students named to U of O dean’s list

Several local students have been named to the University of Oregon’s fall term dean’s list.

To qualify, a student must be an admitted undergraduate and complete at least 15 credits for the term; 12 of the 15 credits must be graded, with a grade-point average of 3.75 or better.

Benton County students included on the dean’s list are:

Corvallis: Daniel Raymond Alig, senior, chemistry; Diana Ting Chen, sophomore, undeclared; Don Swenson Cheney, junior, business administration; TJ Crane-Falque, sophomore, undeclared; Alison Dianna Germaneri, senior, international studies; Reva Amira Gillman, junior, anthropology; Dnaiel Jordan Gradison, junior, environmental science; Evan Joshua Graff, junior, digital arts; Hana Gabriella Hiratsuka, junior, Spanish; Gabrielle Louise Josephson, junior, linguistics; Tatiana Kornilovich, sophomore, environmental science; Amelia Clare Lanning, freshman, human physiology; Rebecca Marie Loewen, junior, Russian and East Europe studies;

Megan Rose Louden, freshman, comparative literature; Ashley Kay McIntyre, sophomore, pre-business administration; Gavin Alexander Milligan, sophomore, music; Alex Joseph Murphy, sophomore, political science; Leela Shoshauna Richman, senior, mathematics; Rebecca Anne Rosenberg, freshman, Italian; Jaclyn Ruth Rushing, junior, romance languages; Katherine Marissa Simon, junior, family and human services; Aliza R. Tuttle, sophomore, architecture; Carly Melissa Uebel, sophomore, anthropology; Kalli Ann Wells, senior; international studies; Stuart Taylor White, senior, English;

And Kevin McKinley Wilson, sophomore, mathematics; and Sarah Kimberly Young, junior, psychology.

Philomath: Ashley Megan Blythe, freshman, music; and Brian Richard Schaudt, senior, communication disorders.

Corvallis Scout receives honor

Nolan Farris of Corvallis received the Eagle Scout Award at a Court of Honor held Jan. 30 at Jefferson Elementary School.

It’s been more than four years since Troop 163 had a Scout receive this honor.

All of Farris’ past Troop leaders were present. His first Scoutmaster was Dave Regan, then Gary Held, Ron Lommen, Mike Milota and the current Scoutmaster, Troy Garrett. Roger Evans, Bob Rogowski and Keith Levien have all been very involved in the troop activities in which Farris participated.

For his Eagle Scout project, Farris organized a blood drive. He has been continuously active in Scouts since he was a Tiger in 2000. Three Scouts with whom Farris was in Cub Scouts attended the Court of Honor: Quincy Levien, Dallas Lommen and Lorne Bulling.

Parent Enhancement program receives grant

The Parent Enhancement Program, serving Benton County for more than 22 years has received a grant the Plum Creek Foundation.

The $2,500 Plum Creek grant will go to support the Healthy Families, Safe Kids Project, which brings life skills workshops to at-risk, low-income parents and parents-to-be aged 13 through 25, and their children. The program covers everything from child nutrition and safety, financial management and education — the many skills parents need to build stable, healthy families.

The mission of Parent Enhancement Program, which is based in Corvallis, is to prevent child abuse and maltreatment by educating, inspiring and empowering young parents to be successful individuals capable of leading strong, nurturing families.

The Healthy Families, Safe Kids Project will serve approximately 250 families, including more than 400 children annually.

Corvallis students make WWU honor roll

Two Corvallis students earned a place on Western Washington University’s fall quarter honor roll.

They are Carli Elizabeth Donoghue, and Mitra Celestine Geier, who earned a perfect 4.00 grade-point average.

WWU announces fall graduates

Two Corvallis residents graduated from Western Washington University at the end of fall quarter.

Elizabeth Darago Hayes earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science, and Kyle Keith Levien earned a Bachelor of Science in computer science.

Klaus made services VP at Princeton

Chad Klaus, formerly of Corvallis, was recently named vice president for university services at Princeton University, effective Jan. 5.

Klaus has been a member of Princeton’s facilities organization staff for 11 years. He is a 1991 graduate of Crescent Valley High School and a graduate of Oregon State University, where he worked in the facilities department for nine years, ultimately serving as assistant director of marketing and customer service.

Reporting to Executive Vice President Mark Burstein, Klaus will oversee university operations that provide daily services for faculty, staff and students. He also will serve as a member of the president’s cabinet.

Corvallis man named to Montana dean’s list

Paul Tappon, a student from Corvallis, made the autumn semester dean’s list at the University of Montana in Missoula.

To qualify for the dean’s list, students must be undergraduates, earn a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher, and received grades of A or B in at least nine credits.

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