AwardsAt Honors Day each spring, the department recognizes outstanding achievements of a student in first-year chemistry courses, a student researcher, and a senior who exemplifies the liberally educated scientist. In addition, students and faculty in the department have won other college, professional and national awards, fellowships and prizes. Descriptions of our awards are given here:
- Carl Djerassi Award in Chemisty
- Gordon L. Johnson Research Prize in Chemistry
- Chemical Rubber Company Chemistry Achievement Award
- College and National Awards for Students
- College and National Awards for Faculty
award description: This award is presented for outstanding achievement to a senior majoring in chemistry who exemplifies the liberally educated scientist. This student is honored not only for excellence in chemistry, but also for such excellence in significant studies undertaken throughout the College. The student's name will be engraved on a plaque in Tomsich Hall. Previous recipients.
award description: The Gordon L. Johnson Research Prize is presented to the student who, in the opinion of the Chemistry Department, has done the best research project during the preceding year with a member of the Chemistry Department. Previous recipients.
award description: The Chemical Rubber Company Chemistry Achievement Award is given each year to the first year student in introductory chemistry who, in the opinion of the Chemistry Department, is doing outstanding work in the subject. Previous recipients.
prize: CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
Congratulations to chemistry major Stephanie Hemmingson, Class of 2008, for being awarded the Iota Sigma Pi Gladys Anderson Emerson Scholarship.
Congratulations to David Long, '07, a Chemistry/Math major, for receiving two awards: a $30,000 NSF graduate research fellowship and a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship.
Congratulations to chemistry major David Long, Class of 2007, on winning a Udall award. More...
Congratulations to biochemistry major Kelly Burke, Class of 2006, and chemistry major David Long, Class of 2007, on winning a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. More...
Congratulations to biochemistry major Karly Burke, Class of 2006, on winning a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. More...
Professor Mo Hunsen has been selected as a recipient of the 2007 Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award in the amount of $60,000. Professor Hunsen's project is titled Chemical and Enzymatic Catalysis for Synthesis of Glycosidase Inhibitors and Polymers and will support his continuing work on "green chemistry". More...
Prof. Sheryl Hemkin is part of multi-disciplinary team awarded a $480,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation to develop curricular materials on computational modeling. More...
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation has provided a $30,000 Faculty Start-up Award to Prof. Simon Garcia for his research project titled "Molecular control of crystal growth will enable the rational synthesis of nanostructured metal oxide materials"
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation has provided a $30,000 Faculty Start-up Award to Prof. John Hofferberth for his research project on "directed molecular evolution"The Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society has awarded $35,000 to Prof. Yutan Getler for his research project to develop new catalysts for lactic acid polymerization.
Prof. Mo Hunsen was awarded the 2005 Robert J. Tomsich Award for excellence in research. More about his "green chemistry"...
Prof. Scott Cummings received the 2003 Robert J. Tomsich Award for excellence in research.
Emeritus Professor Owen York is honored by the dedication of the Owen York Jr. Lecture Hall (Tomsich 101) in April 2001.