Grants Awarded to Science Professors

Two professors in the Joint Science Department at the Claremont Colleges have received $45,000 grants each from the National Science Foundation’s Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement Program.

Newton Copp, associate professor of biology, won for his proposed project, “Electrophysiological Studies for Human Physiology and Undergraduate Research.” Kersey Black, assistant professor of chemistry, won for his proposed project, “Molecular Modeling in Organic Chemistry.”

The department serves Pitzer, Claremont McKenna and Scripps colleges. Under matching grant guidelines, the department will provide half of the funds awarded. The purpose of the two projects is to encourage students to go into scientific careers.

Dept. Chair Among Educators of Year


A professor at Cal Poly Pomona has been named one of the nation’s 1990 Educators of the Year by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

Andy Bazar, who chairs the industrial manufacturing engineering department at Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Engineering, was lauded for his innovative program and contributions to education, industry, government and the engineering community.

The Alta Loma resident, who has his doctorate in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University, has been department chair at the university since 1983.

Caltech Chess Team Wins Championship

The newly formed Caltech chess team beat out about 70 other teams to win the collegiate division of the U.S. Amateur Team Western Regional Championship.

The team will proceed to the Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Team Championship in December.

Members are Jones Murphy, a physics graduate student; Bruce MacCartney Filgate, a sophomore physics major; Michael Pustilnik, a chemistry graduate student, and Frank Perez, a mechanical engineering graduate student. The alternate is Ben Skrainka, a physics graduate student.

The team, which has no coach, practices in the Caltech coffeehouse.