Endowing the Gregory Botsaris Fund
I am delighted to share with you great news regarding our effort to endow the Gregory Botsaris Fund. Thanks to the generosity of our alumni and friends, we have now exceeded our fundraising goal of $100,000.
We are truly grateful to all of you who supported this effort which now allows the Chemical and Biological Engineering department to permanently honor Professor Botsaris.
The Gregory Botsaris Fund will celebrate his legacy by ensuring that the Botsaris lectures continue in perpetuity while also recognizing outstanding students and providing critical funding for programs of importance to the department.
Throughout his career at Tufts from 1965 to 2004, Professor Botsaris worked tirelessly to enhance our department. During his chairmanship, we moved to our current home in the Science and Technology Center, substantially expanded our graduate program, and founded the Biotechnology Engineering Center, ushering in bioengineering activities at the School of Engineering.
Please be on the lookout for an announcement of this year's Botsaris Lecture to be held in April along with news about the launch of our first Botsaris undergraduate summer research scholar program.
With gratitude and warm regards,
Kyongbum Lee, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering