from April 2013 NESACS Meeting (Esselen Award)
photos by Joel Laino
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The 27th presentation of the Gustavus J. Esselen Award for Chemistry in the Public Interest took place at the Mallinckrodt Chemistry Building at Harvard University. Here the program is displayed on the grand piano of the Harvard Faculty Club at the reception preceding the award presentation.
(from left) Rose Simon, Sophia Su, and Vivian Walworth enjoy a few minutes at the social hour preceding the dinner.
Dr. Arthur Obermayer, founding member of the Esselen Award Committee, visits with Bill Eykamp during the social hour.
(from left) Gustavus J. Esselen, IV meets Dr. Michael Gelb and Dr. František Tureček, co-recipients of the award, along with Dr. Catherine Costello, Chair-elect of the Northeastern Section and past president of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry.
Dr. Laura Bachrach, from California, and Mrs. Gustavus J. Esselen III, from Florida, enjoy seeing each other during the social hour. Dr. Bachrach had hoped to come for several years and was finally able to join us.
Dr. Anna Sromek of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center at McLain Hospital and Chair of the 2013 Esselen Award Committee arrives for the evening activities with her husband, Juan Alejandre.
Dr. Myron Simon, founding member of the Esselen Award Committee, and Vivian Walworth greet each other at the social hour.
In this photo (left to right) are Dr. Anna Sromek, 2013 Esselen Committee Chair; Dr. Liming Shao, 2013 Chair of the Northeastern Section; Dr. Tureček; Mr. Gustavus Esselen, III; Dr. Gelb; and Dr. Paul Hopkins, chair of the University of Washington Chemistry Department.
At dinner at the Harvard Faculty Club, seated (from the left) Dr. Sromek; Dr. Gelb; Dr. Shao; Dr. Tureček; Mrs. Tureček. Standing (from the left) Mr. Juan Alejandre, Dr. Sromek’s husband; Dr. Hopkins; Mrs. Rose Simon; Dr. Myron Simon, founding member of the award committee who would present the history of the award at the award ceremonies; and Josef Tureček.
Mr. Esselen presents the award to Dr. Tureček at the Pfizer lecture Hall in Harvard’s Mallinckrodt Laboratories while Dr. Gelb looks on.
Dr. Gelb receives the award as Dr. Tureček looks on.