Awards

The Department of Chemistry gives awards for outstanding performance in chemistry courses at all levels of the undergraduate program. Current awards include:

  • American Chemical Society (ACS) Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry: Awarded to a rising four-year chemistry major student demonstrating a research interest in analytical chemistry and the best performance in analytical chemistry course material in the Chem 350 course sequence.
  • American Chemical Society (ACS) Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry: Awarded to a graduating chemistry major demonstrating outstanding performance in inorganic chemistry coursework and research.
  • American Chemical Society (ACS) Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry: Awarded to a graduating chemistry major demonstrating outstanding performance in organic chemistry coursework and research.
  • Basolo-Osper Award for Departmental Citizenship: Cash prize awarded to a graduating chemistry major student who has demonstrated both outstanding academic performance and a dedication to service in the chemistry community.
  • Chemistry Department Scholar Award: Cash prize awarded to graduating chemistry majors students who have demonstrated both outstanding academic performance and outstanding performance in a research laboratory.
  • CLP Lambert Fellows Program: The CLP Lambert Fellows Program is designed to provide multi-year funding for hands-on laboratory research for rising second and third year students majoring in Chemistry under the mentorship of CLP faculty members.
  • CRC General Chemistry Award: Copy of the CRC Handbook awarded to the top student in general chemistry.
  • Hypercube Scholar Award: Software prize awarded to a graduating fourth-year chemistry major student who has performed outstanding work in the area of theoretical chemistry.
  • Lewis H. Sarrett Scholarship Award: Scholarship awarded to one of the two best rising fourth-year students in the chemistry major program.
  • Marple-Schweitzer Memorial Award: Cash prize awarded to the graduating chemistry major student who has demonstrated the top combination of academic and research performance.
  • Merck Index Award: Copy of the Merck Index awarded to the top student in 200-level organic chemistry courses.
  • Physical Chemistry Award: Cash prize awarded to the top student in the 300-level physical chemistry courses.
  • R.K. Summerbell Memorial Fund Scholarship Award: Scholarship awarded to one of the two best rising fourth-year students in the chemistry major program.