2019 Undergraduate & Graduate Student Award Winners

On May 7, 2019, 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!

 

Undergraduate 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. 
2019 Winners: Daniel Ben-Isvy, Andrew A. George, Kathryn Dooley
  

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY PRIZE

This award recognizes the student who achieves the highest grade in each section of CHEM0360 during the academic year.  
2019 Winner: Joseph N. Urban, Sai Kaushik Yeturu
  

NEW CONCENTRATOR PRIZE

This award recognizes the newly declared concentrator, in each of the three concentrations, with outstanding academic record. 
2019 Winners: Chemistry: Sai Kaushik Yeturu / Biochemistry: Lucas Paulo de Lima Camillo / Chemical Physics: Andrew Trong That Ton
  

JUNIOR PRIZE

This award recognizes the junior with the best overall record in each of the three concentrations.
2019 Winners: Chemistry: Tracey Du, Richard Hage, Sharon Lee, Hersh Gupta / Biochemistry: Grace Yin Li / Chemical Physics: Andrew Trong That Ton 
  

CLAPP PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE THESIS

This award recognizes the senior graduating with honors with an outstanding undergraduate thesis.

2019 Winners: 

  • Chemistry – Neville Dadina, Typher Yom
  • The department also nominates undergraduates for American Chemical Society (ACS) awards:
  • ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry - Kim Pham
  • ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry - Cadence Pearce
  • Outstanding Chemistry Student Award from the RI Section of the ACS - Kim Pham
        

Graduate Awards 

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. 
2019 Recipients: Joshua Dunn, Nathan Goff, Hanjun Yang  

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. 
2019 Recipient: Yuan Liu, (Professor Brenda Rubenstein), Junrui Li (Professor Shouheng Sun), Guozhu Zhu (Professor Lai-Sheng Wang) 

   

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.  
2019 Recipient: Michelle Muzzio 


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 2019 awardee is Hua Zhu (Professor Ou Chen).