Harold Scheraga receives honorary degree from City College of New YorkFor the last seven decades, Harold Scheraga has been doing research at Cornell, with over 1,300 scientific papers to his name – five so far in 2018. So when his alma mater decided to present him with an honorary degree and he couldn’t get to New York City, the president of City College of New York (CCNY) and numerous CCNY faculty came to Ithaca instead.
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"Most scientists know that you do science in an incremental way and build on the work that came before you, but Professor Hoffman said it's okay to start with a crazy idea first and then work back to the present to see how you can get there."
Gabe Otte '11, CEO Freenome Inc.
"My main extracurricular activity was going to lab each day to run my experiments and check on them. To become a scientist, you can't just bury your nose in books — you have to work in a lab, you have to investigate for yourself."
Sophia Lai '17, Jacox Scholarship Awardee