Franklin & Marshall College Associate Professor of Chemistry Scott H. Brewer has been named a Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, a national honor recognizing instructors committed to engaging undergraduate students in their scholarly research.
The accolade comes from the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of the chemical sciences. Accompanying the award is a $60,000 research grant.
"I am honored to have been selected as a 2015 Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar," Brewer said. "I would like to especially recognize the student and faculty collaborators I have had the privilege to work with during my tenure at F&M. I look forward to continued productive and exciting scholarly collaborations."
The foundation rewards scholars who "have demonstrated leadership in original scholarly research of outstanding quality, substantially with undergraduates, as well as excellence and dedication in undergraduate education."
"During Scott's tenure in the department, he has exemplified these qualities, and we are thrilled that he has received this national recognition," said Associate Professor of Chemistry Jennifer Morford, who chaired the Chemistry Department in 2014-15.
In 2014, Brewer and Associate Professor of Chemistry Ed Fenlon received a $272,300 grant from the National Institutes of Health for their work examining how water interacts with proteins and other molecules. That followed a five-year, $403,115 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation and a three-year, $195,895 grant (also shared with Fenlon) from the National Institutes of Health, both awarded in 2010.