MAILED: May 15, 2000
Dr. Jack Pladziewicz, department chair of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, has accepted a position to serve on the Research Corporation Awards Program Advisory Committee.
Established in 1912, the Research Corporation, a national foundation for the advancement of science, supports research in physics, chemistry and astronomy at U.S. and Canadian colleges and universities. The advisory committee reviews proposals and makes recommendations twice a year on grant requests made to the foundation and also makes policy recommendations. Historically, this committee has been comprised of scientists from prominent colleges, doctoral universities and private industries.
According to Pladziewicz, the Research Corporation has been crucial in the advancement of undergraduate research at UW-Eau Claire. At one time or another, the Research Corporation has funded nearly every research-active chemistry faculty member and has advanced the entire department with its first "department development" grant in the early 1990s, Pladziewicz said. There are currently four UW-Eau Claire faculty members with active Research Corporation grants.
Pladziewicz said he feels honored to be asked to serve on the committee. He believes it will give him a chance to give back to the Research Corporation that has given so much to UW-Eau Claire.
"I'm especially happy to serve and 'repay' a debt of gratitude," Pladziewicz said. "Given the composition of the committee and officers at the Research Corporation, I'm confident that this activity will make me grow as well and likely open more opportunities for UW-Eau Claire faculty and students in the future."
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: May 15, 2000