The Embassy of Poland co-hosted an event with the Carnegie Institution for Science & the Embassy of France to honor the centennial of the 2nd Nobel Prize awarded to Marie Sklodowska-Curie and the International Year of Chemistry. Part of the Carnegie Capital Science Evening series, the event was held under the auspices of Poland’s presidency of the Council of the EU. Two eminent scientists, one Polish – Dr. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski and one French – Dr. Nicole Moreau, gave presentations on Madame Sklodowska-Curie’s accomplishments, and what she has meant for them in their own very successful careers. Dr. Nicole Moreau is the President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. Dr. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski of Carnegie Mellon University, is the recipient of, among others, the Foundation for Polish Science Award and the Wolf Award. An important aspect of the evening was the decoration of Prof. Matyjaszewski with the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland for his outstanding contributions to the development of Polish-U.S. cooperation in science, as well as his research and teaching. Ambassador Robert Kupiecki decorated Prof. Matyjaszewski with the award.