Gift from Diagnostics Innovator to Support Chemistry Department
Chemistry students and faculty will now have better opportunities to network and gain more exposure to cutting-edge research, thanks to a gift from Kathy Ordoñez ’72, H’00.
The gift, which is being made to the Chemistry Student/Faculty Travel Fund, is designed to help students and faculty attend and present at professional conferences and ensure that the Hartwick community remains at the forefront of innovation.
“This gift represents a significant starting point for an endowed fund that will allow our students and their faculty mentors to connect with the outside scientific community and all of the positive benefits therein,” said Chemistry Department Chair Andy Piefer.
“We know that presenting research work at a scientific meeting is a transformative experience for a young scientist. We know this because our alumni tell us that the experience validates their career pathway and motivates them to proceed to the next step.”
Professor & Chemistry Department Chair