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Honorary degree recipient - Dame Julia Higgins


Dame Julia Higgins, DBE FRS FREng is an eminent British scientist. She is recognized for promoting diversity and inclusion in science and technology.

Julia Higgins’ approximately 250 publications span chemistry, physics, chemical engineering and materials science. Among her many research firsts is her use of neutron scattering to investigate the dynamics of polymer molecules. Higgins was the first woman fellow of both the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering. Beyond her extensive research and teaching activities, since the early 1990s Higgins has actively promoted the advancement of science and technology education, particularly for women.

Jake Brennan, June 3, 2020


* As a result of the suspension of June, 2020 convocation ceremonies due to pandemic restrictions, Honorary Degree recipients provided video messages. Citations for recipients will be posted following rescheduled ceremonies, which will be announced at a future date. 

Read more about the Spring 2020 Honorary Doctorate Recipients and visit CU CELEBRATE to watch videos celebrating Spring 2020 graduates.

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