A prize of approximately $50 will be awarded to a Natural Sciences student for the first time this spring. The award comes from a gift made by James B. Conant '14 when he was president of the University. It will be given yearly to the student in an elementary general education course of the physical sciences who submits the best essay on a subject of scientific interest.
A committee of four will choose the winning essay. They are I. Bernard Cohen, associate professor of the History of Science and lecturer in Natural Sciences 2; Philippe E. LeCorbeille, professor of Applied Physics and lecturer in Natural Sciences 1; Edwin C. Kemble, professor of Physics and lecturer in Natural Sciences 2; and Leonard K. Nash, associate professor of Chemistry and lecturer in Natural Sciences 4.