On May 8, 2018, the department held its annual Award Ceremony. The ceremony highlights excellence in research, teaching, mentorship, coursework, and service to the department among our students, faculty, and staff.
The department presents awards to undergraduate and graduate students for several accomplishments. Congratulations to all students who received awards!
FRESHMAN CHEMISTRY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This award is presented to the student who achieves the highest grade in each section of CHEM0330 during the academic year.
2018 Winners: Chloe Finch, Lawrence Huang, Lucas Paulo de Lima Camillo, & Nicholas Scott
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY PRIZE
This award recognizes the student who achieves the highest grade in each section of CHEM0360 during the academic year.
2018 Winner: Aayush Kothari & Hanley Ma
NEW CONCENTRATOR PRIZE
This award recognizes the newly declared concentrator, in each of the three concentrations, with outstanding academic record.
2018 Winners: Chemistry: Jung Ho Gong / Biochemistry: Hanly Ma / Chemical Physics: Andrew Ton
This award recognizes the junior with the best overall record in each of the three concentrations.
2018 Winners: Chemistry: Edward Esposito & Clark Zheng / Biochemistry: Lucy Jia / Chemical Physics: Noah Cowan
PAUL CROSS PRIZE
This award is presented to the senior who has demonstrated special promise in physical chemistry.
2018 Winners: Artur Avkhadiev
CLAPP PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE THESIS
This award recognizes the senior graduating with honors with an outstanding undergraduate thesis.
- Biochemistry – Lilit Grigoryan (thesis: "Identification of Different Stages of Effector CD8+ T cell Differentiation with Prof. Laurent Brossay)
- Chemistry – Joseph Capani (thesis: "Two-Dimensional Polymerization of Self-Assembled Monolayers" with Prof. Matthew Zimmt
The department also nominates undergraduates for American Chemical Society (ACS) awards:
- ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry - Melissa Nakamoto
- ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry - Joseph Capani
Outstanding Chemistry Student Award from the RI Section of the ACS - Joseph Capani
THE WILLIAM T. KING PRIZE
The King Prize recognizes superior performance as a teaching assistant during the academic year. The prize is awarded annually to graduate students whose efforts as a teacher and facilitator of chemical learning go beyond normal expectations.
2018 Recipients: Joseph Czekner (LS Wang Group) & Leonard Sprague (Rubenstein Group)
SIGMA XI AWARD
The Sigma Xi Award for Excellence in Graduate Research recognizes outstanding research accomplishments during a graduate student's career. Students in their last year of graduate study are eligible.
2018 Recipient: Wenyu Bai (Diebold Group)
THE ELAINE CHASE AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE
The Chase Award recognizes the students whose extraordinary leadership and service contributions during their years at Brown improved the department or the academic and educational experiences of all graduate students.
2018 Recipient: Alexandra Kat Stephan (Rose-Petruck Group)
Additionally, the department awards an annual Wernig Fellowship to a rising fifth-year graduate student who has shown excellence in research as evidenced by publications, conference participation or other research accomplishments. The 2018 awardee is Alexandra Kat Stephan.