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. 2017 Winners: Jung Ho Gong, Jon A. Nelson, Elliot H. Youth, & Edward P. Esposito III.
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY PRIZE
This award recognizes the student who acheives the highest score in each section of CHEM0360 during the academic year. 2017 Winners: Alexander Iyer
NEW CONCENTRATOR PRIZE
This award recognizes the newly declared concentrator, in each of the three concentrations, with outstanding academic record. 2017 Winners: Douglas Shea (Biochemistry), Clark Zheng (Chemistry), & Noah Cowan (Chemical Physics)
In each of the three concentrations, the junior with the best overall record is awared the Junior Prize. 2017 Winners: Lilit Grigoryan (Biochemistry) & Neville Dadina (Chemistry)
PAUL CROSS PRIZE
This award is presented to the senior who has demonstrated special promise in physical chemistry. 2017 Winners: Evangelos "Vaki" Nikitopoulos & Changhae Andrew Kim
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.
2017 Undergraduate Recipient: Gregory Lowry
CLAPP PRIZE FOR OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE THESIS
This award recognizes the senior graduating with honors with an outstanding undergraduate thesis.
Biochemistry – Margaret Rowe (Thesis: "Structure/function analysis of a variable region in the catalytic domain of H3K9 methyltransferases " with advisor Prof. Judith Bender)
Chemistry – Evangelos "Vaki" Nikitopoulos (Thesis: "Instantaneous Normal Mode Analysis on Manifolds " with advisor Prof. Richard Stratt)
Chemical Physics – Changhae Andrew Kim (Thesis: "Laser-Initiated High-Temperature Chemistry and Microbubble Dynamics in Carbon Suspensions" with advisor Prof. Gerald Diebold)