Dunkirk native earns science honor

From left are Mark J. Potter, President and CEO of the Maryland Science Center; Elizabeth Strychalski, Outstanding Young Scientist; Mollie Mulherin Thompson: Vice Chair of the Maryland Science Center’s Science and Education Advisory Council.

Dunkirk native Dr. Elizabeth Strychalski has been named a 2022 Outstanding Young Scientist by The Maryland Academy of Sciences and the Maryland Science Center.

The award was presented at a ceremony in May at the Maryland Science Center.

Dr. Strychalski founded and leads the Cellular Engineering Group at NIST, working to provide a foundation of measurements needed to support the design and control of engineered function in living systems. She conducts high-impact research in the areas of engineering biology, synthetic biology, nano- and microelectromechanical systems, and policy.


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