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Chemistry Awards

CRC Freshman Award

2017 Recipient:   Shreyes Nallan

2016 Recipient:   Atticus McCoy

2015 Recipient:   Karen Mac

**Sponsored by the Chemical Rubber Company to honor a freshman student for outstanding performance in the General Chemistry I and II course sequence.  Engineers, other than electrical and bio, are generally not considered.

 

American Chemical Society Polyed Award

2017 Recipient:  Anthony Dinkel

2016 Recipient:  Ching Pan

2015 Recipient:  William Thomas

**Sponsored by the Polymer Education Committee of the American Chemical Society to honor outstanding achievement in the Organic Chemistry I, II and III course sequence.

 

American Chemical Society Award in Analytical Chemistry

2017 Recipient:   Timothy Chapman

2016 Recipient:   Camille DuBois

2015 Recipients:   Mari Ueno and Kyle Bandaccari

**Sponsored by the American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry to honor a student for excellence in both lower- and upper-division analytical chemistry courses.  The award consists of a personalized certificate and souvenir item.  Also, each month the award recipient will receive an email from Analytical Chemistry with highlights from the journal, especially the news and feature sections.

 

American Chemical Society Award in Inorganic Chemistry

2017 Recipient:  Max Sarver

2016 Recipient:  Sarah Anderson

2015 Recipient:  Pavel Klier

**Sponsored by the American Chemical Society Division of Inorganic Chemistry; awarded to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated excellence in inorganic chemistry and whose future plans include a career in chemistry.  The award consists of a personalized certificate and a letter of commendation.

 

Biochemistry Award

2017 Recipients: Lauren Edwards and Sydney Nguyen

2016 Recipient: Ashley Nepomuceno

Awarded to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated excellence in the Biochemistry I, Biochemistry II and Biochemical Techniques Course Sequence

 

American Institute of Chemists Foundation Award

2017 Recipient:   William Thomas

2016 Recipient:   Kyle Bandaccari

2015 Recipient:   Kyle Tamshen

**Awarded to outstanding senior chemistry major in recognition of a record of leadership, ability, character, and scholastic achievement.

 

American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry

2017 Recipient:  William Thomas

2016 Recipient:  Pavel E. Klier

**Sponsored by the American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry; awarded to a graduating senior in chemistry or biochemistry who has demonstrated excellence in organic chemistry based on a combination of research experience, coursework and a desire to pursue a career in chemistry.

 

American Chemical Society Award in Physical Chemistry

2017 Recipient: Anna Calkins 

**Sponsored by the American Chemical Society Division of Physical Chemistry; awarded to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated excellence in physical chemistry based on research and coursework. The awardee will receive an official certificate from the ACS Division of Physical Chemistry, recognition on their website and a one-year membership in the ACS Division of Physical Chemistry

Physical Chemistry Award

2016 Recipient:  Ian Smeenk

2015 Recipient:  Bridget Ralston

Awarded to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated excellence in Physical chemistry.  The award consists of a personalized certificate and a letter of commendation.

 

John C. Gilbert and Stephen Martin Organic Chemistry Award

2017 Recipient: Daniel Tiano

2016 Recipients:   Rae Sesanto and Kyra McComas 

** Awarded to a senior chemistry or biochemistry major for outstanding performance in organic chemistry courses and /or research.

 

Joseph Deck Award

2017 Recipients:  Zoe Amaris and Rachel Law

2016 Recipient:  Pavel Klier

2015 Recipient:  Clay Hudson

** Awarded to the outstanding student majoring in chemistry who has excelled in studies and undergraduate research, extracurricular activities, leadership, and generous tutoring of fellow students, while maintaining a B average.

 

Michael Sweeney Endowed Award

2017 Recipient: William Thomas

2016 Recipients:  Kyle Bandaccari and Dan Tiano 

** Awarded to one or more students majoring in chemistry or biochemistry who best exemplify Dr. Michael Sweeney’s passion for teaching, curiosity and humor.

 

Rich Bastiani Summer Research Award

2017 Recipients: Ching Pan and Vivian Dao

2016 Recipients:  Caroline Bosmajian and Amanda Fearon

2015 Recipients:  Kyle Bandaccari and Lauren Schmitt

** Awarded via student application (earlier March 2017 email) to a student majoring in chemistry or biochemistry with an expressed career goal of chemical research either in industry or a graduate setting. The summer stipend is for $5000.

  

Phi Lambda Upsilon

2017 Recipients:   Lauren Edwards, Sydney Nguyen, Max Sarver, William Thomas, Camille DuBois, and Justin Teraoka

2016 Recipients:   Kyle Bandaccari, Pavel Klier, Rae Sesanto, Robert Kousnetsov, Navin Prasad, Sarah Anderson, Lauren Schmitt , Rebecca Nepomuceno, and Kyra McComas

2015 Recipients:   Sara Boye, Alex Goya, Kishan Patel, Bridget Ralston, Kyle Tamshen, Joseph Wojcik, and Sam Zorn

**Phi Lambda Upsilon is the National Honor Society that recognizes those who achieve excellence in chemistry.  In 1976, The Society established an at-large membership program to extend recognition to undergraduate students at institutions where no active local chapters exist.  In 1986 this program was extended to include graduate students, and in 1992 to include tenured faculty.