Nathan Reingold Prize

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The Nathan Reingold Prize (formerly Ida & Henry Schuman Prize) is given every year to a graduate student for having written an essay in the history of science.[1]

Year Recipient University Essay Title
1956 Chandler Fulton Brown University Vinegar Flies, T. H. Morgan, and Columbia University: Some Fundamental Studies in Genetics
1957 No award
1958 Robert Wohl Princeton University [2] Buffon and his Project for a New Science
1959 No award
1960 Harold Burstyn Harvard University Galileo's Attempt to Prove that the Earth Moves
1961 Frederic L. Holmes Harvard University Elementary Analysis and the Origins of Physiological Chemistry
1962 Robert H. Silliman Princeton University William Thomson: Smoke Rings and Nineteenth-Century Atomism
1963 Roy MacLeod Cambridge University Richard Owen and Evolutionism
1964 Jerry B. Cough Cornell University Turgot, Lavoisier, and the Role of Heat in the Chemical Revolution
1965 Timothy O. Lipman Columbia University Vitalism and Reductionism in Liebig's Physiological Thought
1966 Paul Forman University of California, Berkeley The Doublet Riddle and Atomic Physics circa 1924
1967 Gerald Geison Yale University The Physical Basis of Life: The Concept of Protoplasm 1835-1870
1968 Ronald S. Calinger University of Chicago The Newtonian-Wolffian Controversy in St. Petersburg, 1725-1756 [3]
1969 Park Teter Princeton University Bacon's Use of the History of Science for Scientific Revolution
1970 Daniel Siegel Yale University Balfour Stewart and Gustav Kirchhoff: Two Independent Approaches to 'Kirchhoff's Radiation Law'
1971 Philip Kitcher Princeton University Fluxions, Limits, and Infinite Littlenesse
1972 John E. Lesch Princeton University George John Romanes and Physiological Selection: A Post-Darwinian Debate and its Consequences
1973 Robert M. Friedman Johns Hopkins University The Methodology of Joseph Fourier and the Problematic of Analysis
1974 Philip F. Rehbock Johns Hopkins University Huxley, Haeckel, and the Oceanographers: The Case of Bathybius haeckelii
1975 Lorraine Daston Columbia University British Responses to Psycho-physiology
1976 Richard F. Hirsch University of Wisconsin The Riddle of the Gaseous Nebulae: What Are They Made of?
1977 Thomas Jobe University of Chicago The Role of the Devil in Restoration Science: The Webster-Ward Witchcraft Debate
1978 Robert Scott Bernstein Princeton University Pasteur's Cosmic Asymmetric Force: The Public Image and the Private Mind
1979 Geoffrey V. Sutton Princeton University Electric Medicine and Mesmerism: The Spirit of Systems in the Enlightenment
1980 Bruce J. Hunt Johns Hopkins University Theory Invades Practice: The British Response to Hertz
1981 Larry Owens Princeton University Pure and Sound Government: Laboratories, Lecture Halls, and Playing Fields in Nineteenth-Century American Science
1982 Richard Gillespie University of Pennsylvania Aerostation and Adventurism: Ballooning in France and Britain, 1783-1786
1983 Alexander Jones Brown University The Development and Transmission of 248-Day Schemes for Lunar Motion in Astronomy
1984 Pauline Carpenter Dear Princeton University Richard Owen and the Invention of the Dinosaur
1985 Lynn Nyhart University of Pennsylvania The Intellectual Geography of German Morphology, 1870-1900
1986 William R. Newman Harvard University The Defense of Technology: Alchemical Debate in the Late Middle Ages
1987 Marcos Cueto Columbia University Excellence, Institutional Continuity, and Scientific Styles in the Periphery: Andean Biology in Peru
1988 M. Susan Lindee Cornell University Sexual Politics of a Textbook: The American Career of Jane Marcet's Conversations on Chemistry, 1806-1853
1989 Richard J. Sorrenson Princeton University Making a Living out of Science: John Dollond and the Achromatic Lens
1990 Michael Aaron Dennis Johns Hopkins University Reconstituting Technical Practice: The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Instrumentation Laboratory after World War II
1991 Alex Soojung-Kim Pang University of Pennsylvania The Social Event of the Season: Solar Eclipse Expeditions and 19th-Century Scientific Culture
1992 Sungook Hong University of Toronto Making a New Role for Scientist Engineer: John Ambrose Fleming (1849-1945) and the 'Ferranti Effect'
1993 Paul Lucier Princeton University Commercial Interest and Scientific Disinterestedness: Geological Consultants in Antebellum America
1994 James Strick Princeton University Swimming against the Tide: Adrianus Pijper and the Debate over Bacterial Flagella, 1946-1956
1995 Helen Rozwadowski University of Pennsylvania Small World: Forging a Scientific Maritime Culture
1996 James Spiller University of Wisconsin Re-Imagining Antarctica and the United States Antarctica Research Program: Enduring Representations of a Redemptive Science
1997 No award
1998 Michael Gordin Harvard University The Importation of Being Earnest
1999 James Endersby Cambridge University Putting Plants in their Place
2000 No award
2001 Joshua Buhs University of Pennsylvania The Fire Ant Wars: Nature and Science in the Pesticide Controversies of the Late Twentieth Century
2002 Matthew Stanley Harvard University 'An Expedition to Heal the Wounds and Desolation of War': British Astronomy, the Great War, and the 1919 Eclipse
2003 Avner Ben-Zaken UCLA Hebraist Motives, Pythagorean Itineraries, and the Galilean Agendas of Naples: On the Margins of Text and Context
2004 Alistair Sponsel Princeton University Fathoming the Depth of Charles Darwin's Theory of Coral Reef Formation: Humboldt, Hydrography, and Invertebrate Zoology
2005 No award
2006 Joy Rohde University of Pennsylvania Gray Matters: Social Scientists, Military Patronage, and Disinterested Truth in the Cold War
2007 Hyung Wook Park University of Minnesota 'The Thin Rats Bury the Fat Rats': Animal Husbandry, Caloric Restriction, and the Making of a Cross-Disciplinary Research Project
2008 Laurel Brown Columbia University The Transmission of Arabic Astronomy to Europe and East Africa
2009 Rachel N. Mason Dentinger University of Minnesota Molecularizing Plant Compounds, Evolutionizing Insect-Plant Relationships: Gottfried S. Fraenkel and the Physiological Study of Insect Feeding in the 1950s
2010 Helen Anne Curry Yale University Vernacular Experimental Gardens of the Twentieth Century
2011 James Bergman Harvard University Fighting Chance: The Science of Probability and the Forecast Controversy Between the Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory and the U.S. Signal Service, 1884-1890
2012 Rebecca Onion University of Texas Thrills, Chills and Science: Home Laboratories and the Making of the American Boy, 1918-1941
2013 No award
2014 Iain Watts Princeton University Philosophical Intelligence: Letters, Print and Experiment during Napoleon's Continental Blockade

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