Students and faculty in the chemistry department will have increased opportunities to expand their knowledge and expertise because of a $100,000 pledge to the Goldstein endowment, which was created to honor the memory of Professor Elisheva “Chevy” Goldstein.
The scholarly fund endowment, created after Goldstein’s death four years ago, helps pay for students and faculty to travel to conferences, as well as other expenses that are typically not covered.
Goldstein earned her master’s degree at Cal Poly Pomona in 1977 and later returned to teach, becoming a nationally and internationally recognized researcher in computational and theoretical chemistry.
“Chevy was an example of what a faculty member could accomplish in the CSU – the ‘best of both worlds,’ teaching and research,” says Katherine Kantardjieff, chair of the chemistry department. “Chevy was highly respected in her field.”