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. 2016 Winners: Spencer C. Darveau, Luci Jia, Amanda N. Morel & Hallie S. Fischman
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY PRIZE
This award recognizes the student who acheives the highest score in each section of CHEM0360 during the academic year. 2016 Winners: Michael A. Lomazzo & Jason O. Thomas
NEW CONCENTRATOR PRIZE
This award recognizes the newly declared concentrator, in each of the three concentrations, with outstanding academic record. 2016 Winners: Nicholas M. Mroz (Biochemistry) and Michael A. Lomazzo (Chemistry)
In each of the three concentrations, the junior with the best overall record is awared the Junior Prize. 2016 Winners: Benjamin R. Doughty (Biochemistry); Daniel P. Erdosy & Changhae Andrew Kim (Chemical Physics); and Kyle J. Myerson & Evangelos Vaki A. Nikitopoulos (Chemistry)
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- Patrice V. Groomes (Thesis: "The Discovery and Characterization of an ADEP Resistance-Conferring Efflux Pump in Streptomyces coelicolor " with advisor Prof. Jason Sello)
Daniel F. Ramirez-Montero (Thesis: "Structural studies of the self-assembly domains of the RNA-binding protein TDP-43 " with advisor Prof. Nicolas Fawzi)
Chemistry- Russell A. Shelp (Thesis: "Chemistry at the Liquid-Surface Interface: Probing Covalent Linking of Monolayers by LDI-TOF " with advisor Prof. Matthew Zimmt)