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 May 9, 2019

2019 Undergraduate Chemistry Awards

Patrick Forrestel
Patrick Forrestel 


Ian Brodka
Ian Brodka


Allison Stanko
Allison Stanko


Garrett Hoteling
Garrett Hoteling


Marco Caiola
Marco Caiola
Ryan Fanning
Ryan Fanning
Ben Lerner
Ben Lerner
Ryan Newbauer
Ryan Newbauer
Cullen Walsh
Cullen Walsh
Zhihao Wu
Zhihao Wu
Andrew Lee
Andrew Lee
Robert Love
Robert Love


Nicholas Lim
Nicholas Lim
Robert Scappaticci
Robert Scappaticci
Talia Chen
Yimin (Talia) Chen

Several outstanding chemistry undergraduates have won awards from the Chemistry Department, the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the College.  Seniors will be recognized at this year’s Chemistry Diploma Ceremony, on May 19, 2019. 

The Dr. E.W. & Maude V. Flagg Award is being awarded to Patrick Forrestel. 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 2019 John McCreary Memorial Prize is being awarded to Ian Brodka. 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 Garrett Hoteling
  - The ACS Organic Chemistry Award is being awarded to Allison Stanko
  - The ACS Physical Chemistry Award is being awarded to Zhihao Wu
  - The ACS Rochester Section Award is being awarded to Allison Stanko, 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 Marco Caiola, Ryan Fanning, Ben Lerner, Ryan Newbauer, Robert Scappaticci, Allison Stanko, Cullen Walsh and Zhihao WuRecipients receive a certificate and cash prize.

The 2019 Chemistry Department Awards are being given to Andrew Lee, Ben Lerner, Robert Love, Robert Scappaticci, and Cullen Walsh. 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.

2019 Janet Howell Clark Prize is being awarded to Allison Stanko. 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. Recipients will receive a letter from the Dean, and a cash prize from the college.

2019 Irene Bush Steinbock Award is being awarded to Nicholas Lim.  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. Recipients will receive a letter from the Dean, and a cash prize from the college.

2019 Catherine Block Memorial Fund Prize recipient is Yimin (Talia) Chen. 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. Chemistry recipients will be recognized at the Dept. Fall Awards Ceremony, and receive a letter from the Dean, and a cash prize from the college.

Congratulations to all!

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