Story posted May 15, 1998
May 20, 1998 Brunswick, Maine -- Assistant Professor of Chemistry Richard D. Broene has been awarded the 1998 Sydney B. Karofsky Prize for Junior Faculty. The award is given annually to 'an outstanding Bowdoin teacher who best demonstrates the ability to impart knowledge, inspire enthusiasm, and stimulate intellectual curiosity.'
Broene, who joined the Bowdoin faculty in 1993, is a graduate of Hope College in Holland, Mich. He earned his doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he also worked as a teaching fellow and research assistant. Prior to his arrival at Bowdoin, Broene spent three years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a National Cancer Institute Postdoctoral Trainee.
Broene teaches introductory and advanced organic chemistry at Bowdoin. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation, the Research Corp., the National Cancer Institute and the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. At Bowdoin, he has served on the New Science Facility Planning Committee and the Faculty Resources Committee.
The Karofsky Prize is given by members of the Karofsky family, including Peter S. Karofsky '62, Paul I. Karofsky '66 and David M. Karofsky '93. It is conferred annually by the Dean for Academic Affairs in consultation with the Committee on Appointments, Promotion and Tenure on the basis of student evaluations. Consideration is given to all untenured faculty members who have taught at Bowdoin for more than two years.