Wolf Shows Unusual Potential, Wins 2012 Gates-Alyea-Breyer Award

By Purnell T. Cropper | June 1, 2012

Sarah E. Wolf ’14 was presented with the Gates-Alyea-Breyer Award at Arcadia University’s 2012 Honors Convocation, April 28.

“Sarah is at the top of her class as a sophomore, and has demonstrated exceptional intellectual abilities and a passion for scientific inquiry,” said Mark Wade, Assistant Professor and Director of Theater Arts. “Sarah has been nominated by the department during the summer of her first year for a research opportunity and her results will be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal in chemical physics later this year.”

The award goes to an outstanding Chemistry student at the junior level or below who shows unusual potential for future graduate studies, with preference given to a student who is seriously considering teaching as a career. It was Established by Dr. Arthur C. Breyer, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Physics, to honor Dr. Edward D. Gates, former President of Arcadia University, and Dr. Hubert Newcombe Alyea, Professor of Chemistry, Princeton University.