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 April 27, 2018

Undergraduate Chemistry Awards

Hayden Carder
Hayden Carder
Merjema PurakMerjema PurakRachel CluneRachel CluneChen ChenChen Chen
Alex CallahanAlex CallahanYongli LuYongli LuMichael GannonMichael GannonDominic SarappaDominic Sarappa
Alyssa FlaschnerAlyssa FlaschnerYashika SharmaYashika SharmaColleen ArnoldColleen ArnoldAllison Stanko
Allison Stanko

The seniors who have won Chemistry Awards, will be recognized at this year’s Chemistry Diploma Ceremony, on May 20, 2018.

The Dr. E.W. & Maude V. Flagg Award is being awarded to Hayden Carder. This award recognizes outstanding performance and promise in chemistry by a graduating senior. The recipient is selected by a faculty committee appointed by the Chair of the Department of Chemistry. The award consists of a certificate and cash prize.

The 2018 John McCreary Memorial Prize is being awarded to Merjema Purak. The John McCreary Memorial Fund was established in 1985 in tribute to the high academic and scientific standards and the personal dedication of John James McCreary. The award consists of a certificate and cash prize.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Awards are given to selected students based on outstanding academic record and academic achievement in specific fields of chemistry. Recipients receive a certificate, a cash prize and listing on the ACS website.
  - The ACS Inorganic Chemistry Award is being awarded to Alex Callahan
  - The ACS Organic Chemistry Award is being awarded to Chen Chen
  - The ACS Physical Chemistry Award is being awarded to Yongli Lu
  - The ACS Rochester Section Award is being awarded to Rachel Clune, and she will also be recognized during the ACS Annual Rochester Section Undergraduate Research Symposium.

The Carl A. Whiteman Jr. Teaching Award recognizes exemplary teaching by an undergraduate student in the Department of Chemistry. Carl Whiteman graduated from the University of Rochester in 1950 and worked continuously in the Department until his retirement in 1986. This award recognizes his teaching experience, as well as that of the recipients. This year, this award is being awarded to Hayden Carder, Rachel Clune, Michael Gannon, Merjema Purak and Dominic SarappaRecipients receive a certificate and cash prize.

The 2018 Chemistry Department Awards are being given to Alyssa Flaschner, Yashika Sharma, Colleen Arnold, and Michael Gannon. The Chemistry Department Award is given to seniors in recognition of outstanding scholarship in the study of chemistry. Recipients receive a certificate and cash prize.

The 2018 Janet Howell Clark Prize is being awarded to Rachel Clune (CHM BA ’18) and Merjema Purak (CHM BS ’18). 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. Rachel and Merjema will also be recognized at the Chemistry Diploma Ceremony.

2018 Catherine Block Memorial Fund Prize recipient is Allison Stanko (CHM BS ’19). 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. Alison will be recognized at the Chemistry Fall Awards Ceremony at the first departmental get-together of the Fall semester.

Congratulations to all!

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