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 April 20, 2017

Chemistry Seniors and Juniors Win University of Rochester Awards!

Univ Award Winners

The 2017 Janet Howell Clark Prize is being awarded to Yifei Liang (CHM BS ’17). The Janet Howell Clark Prize is awarded annually to a senior woman who has shown the greatest promise in creative work in astronomy, biology, chemistry, or physics, and who has shown outstanding versatility in the mastery of allied fields. Selection is based on recommendations by the respective departments, which are evaluated by a committee appointed by the Dean of the College. The award consists of a cash prize, certificate and recognition at a special senior ceremony the Saturday of commencement. Yifei will also be recognized at the Chemistry Diploma Ceremony.

The 2017 Irene Bush Steinbock Award recipients are Lauren Bolz (CHM BA, ECO BA '17) and Gavin Piester (CHM BA, BBC BS '17). This award was established by Irene Bush Steinbock "in memory of the late Dean Annette Gardner Munro, whose kindness and graciousness was a great inspiration to me during my years of study at the University of Rochester." This award is given to a senior in the School of Arts and Sciences who has made the most noteworthy contribution to human relations. Selection is based on recommendations which are evaluated by a committee appointed by the Dean of the College.  The award consists of a cash prize, certificate, and recognition at a special senior ceremony the Saturday of Commencement. Lauren and Gavin will also be recognized at the Chemistry Diploma Ceremony.

2017 Catherine Block Memorial Fund Prize recipients are Rachel Clune (CHM BA ’17) and Merjema Purak (CHM BS, BNS BS ’17). The Catherine Block Memorial Fund Prize was established in memory of Catherine Block, an exceptional Chemistry student here at the University. It is awarded each year to a woman in the junior class in recognition of her outstanding ability and achievement in the field of science. Selection is based on recommendations by the respective departments, which are evaluated by a committee appointed by the Dean of the College. The award consists of a cash prize. The recipients will be recognized at the Chemistry Fall Awards Ceremony at the first departmental get-together of the Fall semester.

Way to go!