May 18, 2017
Professor Alexander Spokoyny
Professor Alexander Spokoyny was presented with the 2017 UCLA Alpha Chi Sigma (AXΣ) Glenn Seaborg Award at the annual AXΣ Seaborg Banquet on May 6th.                    
 
The event, held at FantaSea Yachts in Marina Del Rey, was attended by both members of Alpha Chi Sigma and several UCLA chemistry and biochemistry faculty. At the banquet, Spokoyny gave a brief presentation about his recent work and the direction of his research in the future.
 
Spokoyny said of the event, “It was a fantastic evening and I am very grateful to AXΣ for inviting me to speak at the banquet about our group's research!”. 
 

At the dinner, Spokoyny gave a brief presentation about his research.
 
The Seaborg Banquet is a tradition for the Beta Gamma chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma. The Alpha Chi Sigma Glenn T. Seaborg Award (not to be confused with the Glenn T. Seaborg Medal awarded by the department) is presented annually at the banquet to an early-career UCLA chemistry and biochemistry faculty member in recognition of his/her outstanding achievements, with emphasis on research and scholarly impact. Consideration is also given to outstanding teaching, mentoring and professional service.
 
Alumnus Professor Glenn T. Seaborg (’34 Chemistry), for whom the award is named, was one of the founding members of the Beta Gamma Chapter - pursuing his interests in chemistry well after his years at UCLA, he became a Nobel Prize Laureate in 1951. 
 
(Above and below) Members of Alpha Chi Sigma have fun at the event.
 

 
 
 
Event photos by Morris Lam Photography