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Herbert E. Carter Award

Herbert E. Carter, 1954Herbert E. Carter received his A.B. degree from DePauw University in 1930 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois in 1931 and 1934, respectively. Carter was appointed assistant professor of biochemistry in 1934 at the University of Illinois in Urbana, which marked the beginning of his long service to the university. He rose through the academic ranks to professor by 1945 and was head of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from 1954 to 1967. He also served as vice chancellor for academic affairs.

In 1971, he moved to Tucson, Arizona, where he served as coordinator of Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs and as head of the Department of Biochemistry (1979-1980) at the University of Arizona. (Photo of Herbert E. Carter was taken in 1954 and is courtesy of the University of Illinois Archives.)


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A graduate student who, early in his or her graduate career, has demonstrated outstanding potential for becoming an inquisitive, creative, independent scientist. Selected by the faculty of the Biochemistry Department.