Helmut Strey, assistant professor of Polymer
Science and Engineering, has been selected to receive the John
H. Dillon Medal by the American Physical Society for contributing
significantly to the understanding of the physics of biopolymers
The medal is awarded annually to one person for "outstanding
accomplishment and unusual promise in research in polymer physics,"
according to the society. The medal will be awarded to Strey at
the society's meeting in Austin, Texas in March.
The award consists of $2,000, up to $1,000
allowance for travel to the meeting, a bronze medal and a certificate.
The medal was established in 1983 by the American Physical Society
and the Division of Polymer Physics. Beginning in 1997, sponsorship
was assumed by Elsevier Science, Oxford, UK, publishers of the
The campus's Center for Computer-Based Instructional
Technology built a Web site for Historic Northampton's new exhibit
centering on a witchcraft case that preceded the Salem witch trials
by more than 20 years.
The exhibit opened last weekend at the historic Parsons House.
Mary Parsons was the subject of two and possibly three separate
The site was funded by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities.
It includes histories, timelines, family trees, and historic documents,
images, and maps. A prototype version of the site can be viewed
The site will be expanded to include interactive, standards-based
curriculum activities developed by local teachers.