Prizes & Awards
Each year, the department recognizes undergraduates who stand out academically. These students receive awards consisting of a certificate and accompanying prize.
The awards are conferred at a ceremony held in May.
FRESHMAN CHEMISTRY ACHEIVEMENT AWARD
This award is presented to the student who acheives the highest score in each section of CHEM0330 during the academic year. 2015 Winners: Ugur Basmaci, Nicholas Mroz, Jason Thomas & Douglas Villalta
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY PRIZE
This award recognizes the student who acheives the highest score in each section of CHEM0360 during the academic year. 2015 Winners: Sabrina Kunselman & Samuel Massion
NEW CONCENTRATOR PRIZE
This award recognizes the newly declared concentrator, in each of the three concentrations, with outstanding academic record. 2015 Winners: Biochemistry- Salina Moon / Chemical Physics- Changhae Kim / Chemistry- Kyle Myerson
In each of the three concentrations, the junior with the best overall record is awared the Junior Prize. 2015 Winners: Biochemistry- Daniel Ramirez-Montero / Chemistry- MinJung Han, Mary O'Connor & Emily Passarelli
PAUL CROSS PRIZE
This award is presented to the senior who has demonstrated special promise in physical chemistry. 2015 Winner: Daniel DeCiccio
THE ELAINE CHASE AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE
The Chase Award recognizes the student whose extraordinary leadership and service contributions during her/his years at Brown improved the department or the academic and educational experiences of all graduate students.
2015 Undergraduate Recipients: Daniel DeCiccio & Colin Gould
CLAPP PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE THESIS
This award recognizes the senior graduating with honors with an outstanding undergraduate thesis.
Biochemistry- Sonia Boor (Thesis: "Solving for X: Understanding the role of CLAMP in dosage compensation in Drosophila" with advisor Prof. Erica Larschan)
Chemical Physics- Layne Frechette (Thesis: "Geodesic Pathways through the Potential Energy Landscape of Liquid Crystal Formers" with advisor Prof. Richard Stratt)
Chemistry- Avery Baumann (Thesis: "Reactivity of Nitric Oxide with Synthetic Models of N-ligated [2Fe-2S] Clusters" with advisor Prof. Eunsuk Kim)
& Colin Gould (Thesis: "Analysis of the 2-Methylisoborneol Synthase (SCO7700) Catalyzed Cyclization of 2-Methylneryl Diphosphate" with advisor Prof. David Cane)