Waterman wins the Cottrell Scholar Award for science

The Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) named UVM’s assistant chemistry professor Dr. Rory Waterman as a winner of the Cottrell Scholar Awards.One of the 10 award winners, Waterman will continue his research on catalysts for phosphorous bonds with the $100,000 grant the awards provide, according to a RCSA press release.The press release stated that Waterman’s teaching plan involves establishing a computerized Vermont-wide network of research opportunities for high school and UVM undergraduate students.Waterman, who earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, is a synthetic inorganic chemist, whose interests lie in organometallics and catalysis, according to UVM’s faculty profile.In addition to the Cottrell Scholar Award, Waterman earned a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, his faculty profile stated.According to the RCSA’s press release, Waterman is also teaching a course that gives first-year students the opportunity to conduct two half-semester research projects with two different faculty members.