Polytechnic alumnus and chemistry professor, Herbert Morawetz, will receive an honorary degree from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" on September 20, 2006. Morawetz, a distinguished scientist who played a major role in Polytechnic's contributions to the evolution of polymer science, taught at Poly from 1951 to 1981 and guided 57 students to their doctorates by the time he retired in 1986. Herbert Morawetz was the recipient of the 1986 American Chemical Society Award in Polymer Chemistry. In addition, he is the author of several well-received books, including "Macromolecules in Solution" and "Polymers: The Origin and Growth of a Science". He recently celebrated his 90th birthday and is currently writing his autobiography.