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 May 12, 2020

2020 Undergraduate Chemistry Awards

Yimin Talia Chen
Yimin "Talia" Chen
John Clay
John Clay
Brandan Courtsal
Brendan Courtsal
Sarah Craig
Sarah Craig
Jana Jelušić
Jana Jelušić
Chanbin Lee
Chanbin Lee
Julian Maceren
Julian Maceren
Michela Maiola
Michela Maiola
Jacob Rozowsky
Jacob Rozowsky
Paul Sinclair
Paul Sinclair
Andrew Sopchak
Andrew Sopchak
Jisoo Woo
Jisoo Woo

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 12, 2020. 

The Dr. E.W. & Maude V. Flagg Award is being awarded to Paul Sinclair. 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 2020 John McCreary Memorial Prize is being awarded to  Andrew Sopchak. 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 Michela Maiola
  - The ACS Organic Chemistry Award is being awarded to  Jisoo Woo
  - The ACS Physical Chemistry Award is being awarded to Jana Jelušić
  - The ACS Analytical Chemistry Award is being awarded to Chanbin Lee.
  - The ACS Rochester Section Award is being awarded to Paul Sinclair, and they 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 Yimin Talia Chen, Jana Jelušić, Chanbin Lee, Julian Maceren, Michela Maiola, and  Paul Sinclair Recipients receive a certificate and cash prize.

The 2020 Chemistry Department Awards are being given to Yimin Talia Chen, John Clay, Brendan Courtsal, Julian Maceren, and  Jacob Rozowsky. 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.

2020 Janet Howell Clark Prize is being awarded to  Yimin Talia Chen. 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.

2020 Ayman Amin-Salem Memorial Prize is being awarded to Julian Maceren.  This is awarded to the member of the senior class who best evidences the qualities of good character and good citizenship, such as decency, reliability, responsibility and congeniality. Preference may be given to students who also have an interest in biology or the biological sciences, art, writing or athletics.

2020 Catherine Block Memorial Fund Prize recipient is  Sarah Craig. 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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