Hepler-Smith Wins HSS Reingold Prize

Posted
November 24, 2015
Evan Hepler-Smith

Evan Hepler-Smith, a doctoral candidate in the Princeton University Program in History of Science, has been awarded the Nathan Reingold Prize by the History of Science Society

(November 21, 2015) - Evan Hepler-Smith, a doctoral candidate in the Princeton University Program in History of Science, has been awarded the Nathan Reingold Prize by the History of Science Society for his essay “’A way of thinking backwards’: Chemists, computers, and a once and future method.” The Reingold Prize honors the best original and unpublished article on the history of science and its cultural influences written by a graduate student.

Hepler-Smith is currently working on a dissertation entitled “Nominally Rational: Systematic Nomenclature and the Structure of Organic Chemistry, 1889-1940,” supervised by Michael Gordin, and was previously a Herdegen Fellow in the History of Scientific Information at the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

The award was announced on Saturday, November 21st at the annual meeting of the History of Science Society in San Francisco, CA. More information is available at http://hssonline.org/about/honors/nathan-reingold-prize/

The History of Science Society is the world’s largest society dedicated to understanding science, technology, medicine, and their interactions with society in historical context. Over 3,000 individual and institutional members across the world support the Society’s mission to foster interest in the history of science and its social and cultural relations.

 

Contact: Dr. Jessica L. Baron at jessica@hssonline.org, Director of Media and Engagement, History of Science Society