Each year MilliporeSigma (formerly Sigma Aldrich) highlights innovation at the graduate student level through the Alfred R. Bader Award for Student Innovation (formerly the Graduate Student Innovation Award, GSIA).
From across the United States students are chosen based on their research, with a particular emphasis on students contributions to the development of new reagents for general organic synthesis, creative use of current reagents in methodology or total synthesis projects, and the application of synthetic chemistry to develop novel tools for probing biological systems.
In 2016 awards were presented to six outstanding candidates from across the United States, each receiving an iPad Pro and a financial prize.
Each recipient also traveled to MilliporeSigma in Milwaukee to tour the distribution facility and present their science to an audience of MilliporeSigma scientists.
Julian West, a graduate student from the Sorensen Lab at Princeton University was a recipient this year for his work on the ""Design and Development of New Reactions Via Earth Abundant Element Photocatalysis.""