Sophia Hayes, PhD, professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has won the American Chemical Society St. Louis Section’s 2015 Saint Louis Award.
Sophia Hayes, PhD, associate professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, was an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, leaning toward an economics major when she stumbled into a quantum mechanics class and then a chemistry class with a collaborative research focus. Research projects were the hook, and “I crammed the chemistry major into my last two years,” Hayes says.
Washington University Frontiers in Technology and Science, a one-day conference modeled on the Kavli Frontiers of Science conference, hopes to connect WUSTL faculty in the sciences, engineering or mathematics and spur cross-disciplinary collaborations. The conference will be held from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, in Cupples I, Room 199.