The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce and congratulate our 2023 research and teaching award winners and graduating students!
Twelve undergraduate students received awards for their outstanding contributions to the Department's teaching initiatives. These students showed exemplary commitment to their classmates and the educational purpose of chemistry by helping in advanced laboratories and mentoring first-year undergraduates.
PLTL Leader Awards (Chem 105/106): Chidinma Nwawueze and Sarah Kaplan, awards presented by Thomas Bakupog
PLTL Leader Awards (Chem 111/112): Tina Lu, Mark Jareczek, and Tyler Schutt, awards presented by Megan Daschbach
Residential Peer Mentor Awards: Mahsheeb Khan and Deanna Wu, awards presented by Ashley Schuman and Taylor Pottgen
Chemistry Peer Mentor Award (Transition Program): Joshua Bronte, award presented by Jia Luo
Chemistry Lab Mentor Award: Aditya Gowlikar, award presented by Matt Autry
Organic Chemistry Assistant Award (Lecture): Joanna Li, award presented by Rong Chen
Organic Chemistry Assistant Award (Lab): Rachel Cohen, award presented by Maria de la Cruz
Undergraduate Laboratory TA Award: Lilliana Rey, award presented by Bryn Lutes
The awards presented for chemistry research show the Department's dedication to undergraduate research. The students receiving these awards exhibited exceptional laboratory abilities, a strong work ethic, and flexibility, which enabled them to publish several papers and achieve other milestones in their research endeavors.
American Chemistry Society Outstanding Junior Award: Sarah Olsen, award presented by Vlad Birman
American Chemistry Society Organic Award: Riggie Kong, nominated by Jonathan Barnes and presented by Richard Mabbs
American Chemistry Society Inorganic Award: Sabrina Hu, award presented by Bryce Sadtler
American Chemistry Society Analytical Award: Nolan Shields, nominated by Gary Patti and presented by Richard Mabbs
Royal Society of Chemistry, Merck Index Award: Kate Jones and Shamika Bhandarkar, awards presented by Tim Wencewicz and Meredith Jackrel
Gutsche Award (Organic Chemistry): Mark Jareczek, nominated by Jonathan Barnes and presented by Richard Mabbs
Helmholz Award (Inorganic or Physical Chemistry): Brian Lu, award presented by Baron Chanda
Lipkin Award (Organic or Bio-organic Chemistry): Evan Moss, award presented by Courtney Reichhardt
Wahl/Weissman Award (Nuclear and Physical Chemistry): Jessica Berkman, award presented by Lee Sobotka
Sowden Prize (Top senior): Polina Barzova and Brian Sohn, awards presented by Kevin Moeller and Meredith Jackrel
Graduating majors in chemistry:
Yixuan (Angela) Chen
Graduating minors in chemistry:
Congratulations to all of this year's award winners and graduates!