Four CSL Alumni Receive 2012 IIT Alumni Awards
Four CSL alumni are among the nine who will be honored at the 2012 IIT Alumni Awards luncheon on April 13, Hermann Hall. You can view a live stream of the event beginning at 11:30 a.m. on April 13. The four CSL alumni winners are:
Collens Merit Award
Winner of the Collens Merit Award is Paul F. Schutt (PHYS ’55), who formed several companies during his distinguished career in nuclear physics. He was named as a fellow of the American Nuclear Society and authored more than 20 articles in such publications as Chemical Week. As a high-level consultant to the U.S. government, Schutt has met most U.S. presidents since Richard Nixon. Schutt was chief executive officer and chairman of Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., until 2009, when it was acquired by Babcock & Wilcox Company.
International Award of Merit
Barbara Brown Bowman (BIOL ’74) has served many roles in her career—including positions in research, academia, administration, scientific development, and journalism—and has been with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 1992. Currently the associate director for science at the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, she focuses her work on modifiable health-risk behaviors and the leading causes of death, which is central to our nation’s health and world health.
Alumni Service Award
Joel D. Krauss (MATH ’71) co-founded OmniTech Consulting Group and is the founder and principal of Market Strategy Group. He has more than 30 years of experience serving executives in business and financial services, manufacturing, communications, and high technology. He is a member of the IIT Board of Trustees and the co-chair of the Campaign for IIT, while serving on the IIT College of Science and Letters Board of Overseers, Alumni Board, and Development Committee.
Professional Achievement Award
Marvin Ament (BIOL ’59) is one of the founding members of the field of pediatric gastroenterology. He was a distinguished professor and spent nearly four decades as chief of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was a pioneer in the development of endoscopic equipment in procedures for infants and children as well as in developing tests for gastroesophageal reflux disease.