The College has received a three-year grant totaling $60,000 from the Merck Company Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science to support
student research and encourage graduate education in biology and chemistry.
The award designates about $3,000 annually to be used for the Merck Lecture Series, in
which Merck scientists will visit the College to discuss their work and meet with students
The College's proposal was co-authored by John Boyer, chair of biology; and David
Hayes, chair of chemistry.
The Merck Company Foundation — of the pharmaceutical firm, Merck & Co., Inc. —
will give up to 15 Merck/AAAS awards this year.