Student Awards

Past Award Recipients

Undergraduate award Recipients

Division Awards

Analytical Chemistry Division

Year ACS Analytical Chemistry Award Hypercube Scholar Robert S. Braman Analytical Chemistry Award
2020 Eaindra Yee Benjamin Carr Alexa Clark
2019 Kory Love Colette Taylor Brianna Leone
2018 Ding Nguyen Alexis Johnson Valeria Pereira Martinez
2017 Alexis Johnson Nicholas Clough Payton Cook
2016 Cayang Zhong Ye Timmy Thiounn Daniel Barnebee
2015 Alexander Lorkowski Fiona Kearns Cynthia Schwartz
2014 Andrea Lemus Christopher McKeithan Joseph High
2013 Austin Weyant N/A Breannan Hyler
2012 Jennifer Wedebrock Michael Mormino Violeta Trenkova
2011 Edward Keshishian Michael Gidden Marcus Farmer
2010 Katherine Rutherford Jordan Anderson Tamer Ciani
2009 Karin Thatcher Mario Martinez Jake Laun
2008 Adam Flanery Christopher Corcoran Marketa Agbanlog
2007 Meagan Small Matthew Hight Sabrina Shivji
2006 Meagan Small Ivan Chekerev Glenn Harris
1998 Nancy Vanpelt N/A Cheryl Wizda

Biochemistry Division

T.C. Owen Biochemistry Award

  • 2020- Autumn Papania
  • 2019- Grace Lloyd
  • 2018- Kassandra Jones
  • 2017- Mackinzie McDaniel
  • 2016- Christopher Shoji
  • 2015- Michael Field
  • 2014- Mark Schattschneider
  • 2013- Violeta Trenkova
  • 2012- Violeta Trenkova
  • 2011- Jacqueline Romero
  • 2010- Johnathan Braue
  • 2009- David Arboleda
  • 2008- Joshua Eberhard
  • 2007- Igor Rafalovich
  • 2006- David Arboleda
  • 1998- Michael Sicard

General Chemistry Division

Jesse S. Binford General Chemistry Award

  • 2020- Amina Gahramanova
  • 2019- Ahan Kayastha
  • 2018- Eaindra Yee
  • 2017- Rhea Bhatt
  • 2016- Guatam-Krishna Koipallil
  • 2015- Chris Cardona
  • 2014- Pratik Patel
  • 2013- Dosen Bilijana
  • 2012- Jessica Perry
  • 2011- Marcus Farmer
  • 2010- Sonia Farooqi
  • 2009- Justin Thompson
  • 2008- Hong Ting Chiu
  • 2007- Deaniel Eckstein & Nicole Sherrill
  • 2006- Justin Thompson
  • 1998- Suzette Polson

Inorganic Chemistry Division

Year Joseph Stanko Inorganic Chemistry Award Jay Worrell Memorial Scholarship
2020 Benjamin Carr Eaindra Yee
2019 Tess Kaiser Colette Taylor
2018 Owen O'Grady Kory Love
2017 Jacob Markut Alexis Johnson
2016 Timmy Thiounn Nicholas Costantino
2015 Fiona Kearns Andrew Sephien & Ashleigh Bachman
2014 Selamawi Ambaye N/A
2013 Nathaniel Johnson Andrea Mcnabb
2012 Jacqueline Romero Matthew Chrzanowski
2011 Stephen Burd N/A
2010 Shannon Collins Joelle Mendez-HInds
2009 Kathryn Rutherford Nicholas Zoumberos
2008 Mario Martinez N/A
2007 Daniel Schulz N/A
2006 Kathryn Rutherford N/A
1998 Patrick Yee N/A

Organic Chemistry Division

Year George Wenzinger Memorial Scholarship Jack E. Fernandez Organic Chemistry Award
2020 Cameron Murray Alexa Clark
2019 Emma Doukmak Ignacio Quintana Goicoechea
2018 Evan Howard Julie Chase
2017 Brittany Thiessen Christopher Bernard Marsalisi
2016 Kevin Petersen Alexis Johnson
2015 Theresa Schwitalla Patrick Mullen
2014 Courtney Smith Jason Rodencal
2013 Stacia Gorniak Stefanie Grewe & Allen Katherine
2012 Marcus Farmer Samuel Jalali
2011 Jacqueline Salm Patrick Tomeny
2010 Silke Lopez de Mesa Tony Kurian
2009 Mario Martinez Tony Kurian
2008 N/A Joh Kehoe
2007 N/A Frederick Stull & Jamie Frazier
2006 N/A Charles Myers
1998 N/A Jeannette Campbell & Eric Crall

Physical Chemistry Division

Jeff C. Davis Physical Chemistry Award

  • 2020- Eaindra Yee
  • 2019- Harper Cassady
  • 2018- Deborah Cull
  • 2017- Alexis Johnson
  • 2016- Benjamin Pollard
  • 2015- Alexander Lorkowski
  • 2014- Philip Hudson
  • 2013- Adam Hogan
  • 2012- Michael Mormino
  • 2011- Juan Beso
  • 2010- Edward Keshishian
  • 2009- Michael Glidden
  • 2008- Minphuong Tran
  • 2007- Matthew Chandler
  • 2006- Michael Glidden
  • 1998- Brian Fielding

 Research Awards

Clear Springs Land Undergradaute Research Award

  • 2020- Darci Conklin
  • 2019- Amanda Rose Pittman
  • 2018- Victoria Mischley
  • 2017- Andrew Apugliese
  • 2016- Marwa Elkharsity
  • 2015- Fiona Kearns
  • 2014- Thiago Navia Arzua & Andrea Lemus
  • 2013- Sean Johnson
  • 2012- Sirisha Reddy Thambuluru
  • 2011- Edward Keshishian
  • 2010- Juan Beso
  • 2009- Joseph Gill & Judy Triplett

T.C. Owen Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award

  • 2020- Yvonne Nguyen
  • 2019- Joanne Donovan
  • 2018- Emmanuel Cruz
  • 2017- Zachary Dyott
  • 2016- Razanne Oueini
  • 2015- Catherine Costa
  • 2014- Fiona Kearns
  • 2013- Jennifer Le
  • 2012- Jennifer Wedebrock
  • 2011- Arthur Maknenko
  • 2010- Danielle Gergeres
  • 2009- Frederick Stull
  • 2008- Ryan Centko & Lissette Marshall
  • 2007- Lauren O'Donnell
  • 2006- Casey Gooden

Undergraduate Council Awards

American Institute of Chemists Award

  • 2020- Ahan Kayastha 
  • 2019- Sandra Khalife
  • 2018- Rhea Bhatt
  • 2017- Alejandro Navas
  • 2016- Cayang Zhong Ye
  • 2015- Jason Rodencal
  • 2014- Alexander Lorkowski
  • 2013- Roy Elias
  • 2012- James Cleek & Michael Mormino
  • 2011- Molly McGetrick & Crystal Tenn
  • 2010- Kathryn Rutherford & Richard Slama
  • 2009- Emily Mevers
  • 2008- Matthew Chandler
  • 2007- Kurt Van Horn
  • 2006- Kurt Van Horn
  • 1988- Kenneth Pfahler

Calvin Maybury Department Scholarship, B.S.

  • 2020- Elizabeth Ruscitti 
  • 2019- Eaindra Yee
  • 2018- Truc Nguyen
  • 2017- Zachary Dyott
  • 2016-  Enrique Rodriguez
  • 2015- Benjamin Pollard
  • 2014- Andrea Lemus
  • 2013- Christopher McKeithan
  • 2012- Shelby Register
  • 2011- Jordan Edlinger
  • 2010- Emma Carter
  • 2009- Charles Myers

Dean Martin Outstanding Chemistry Major, B.A.

  • 2020- Xenia Sailors
  • 2019- Sahrain Zahoor
  • 2018- Sandra Khalife
  • 2017- Mikeala Griffith
  • 2016- Pratik Patel
  • 2015- Ashley Ubaldini
  • 2014- Mackenzie Lee
  • 2013- Roy Elias
  • 2012- Jacqueline Romero
  • 2011- James Cleek
  • 2010- Charles Myers
  • 2009- Stephen Noe
  • 2008- Misbahuddin Syed
  • 2007- Glen Harris
  • 2006- Jennifer Bosse
  • 1988- Michael Sicard

Dean Martin Outstanding Chemistry Major, B.S.

  • 2020- Benjamin Carr
  • 2019- Elizabeth Ruscitti
  • 2018- Truc Nguyen 
  • 2017- Eliseo Torres
  • 2016- Nicholas Clough
  • 2015- Cayang Zhong Ye
  • 2014- Christopher McKeithan
  • 2013- Shelby Register
  • 2012- Brant Tudor
  • 2011- Michael Glidden
  • 2010- Crystal Tenn
  • 2009- Karin Thatcher
  • 2008- Matthew Hight
  • 2007- Kurt Van Horn
  • 2006- Christopher Corcoran
  • 1988- Kenneth Pfahler

Outstanding Biomedical Science Award

  • 2020- Sharan Poonja
  • 2019- Anisha Joshi
  • 2018- Francisco Pascual
  • 2017- Sarina Masso-Maldonado
  • 2016- Samatha Cresoe
  • 2015- Nicole Le
  • 2014- Christopher Story
  • 2013- Peter Hanna
  • 2012- Michael Massengil
  • 2011- Violetta Trenkova
  • 2010- Vignesh Alamanda
  • 2009- Dexter Mendoza
  • 2008- Shamik Dwivedi

Phi Lambda Upsilon Award

  • 2020- Eaindra Yee
  • 2019- Joanne Donovan
  • 2018- Othman Bricha
  • 2017- Corbin Rodier
  • 2016- Tyler Holets
  • 2015- Pauline Nguyen
  • 2014- Philip Bowers
  • 2013- Patrick Thorn
  • 2012- Lea Shen
  • 2011- Michael Mormino
  • 2010- Kristen Amidei
  • 2009- Shiobhan Alexander
  • 2008- Ivan Shekerov
  • 2007- Afra Ullah
  • 2006- Christopher Corcoran
  • 1988- Kenneth Pfahler & Cheryl Wizda

Richard Bowman Scholarship

  • 2020- N/A
  • 2019- Thrisna Singh
  • 2018- Bryann Tan
  • 2017- Alexis Johnson
  • 2016- Thuy Nguyen
  • 2015- Juan Hernandez
  • 2014- N/A
  • 2013- Jennifer Le
  • 2012- N/A
  • 2011- Juan Beso & Jacqueline Romero
  • 2010- N/A
  • 2009- Crystal Tenn & Karin Thatcher
  • 2008- N/A
  • 2007- Jennifer Bosse & Matthew Hight

Department Scholarship, B.A.

  • 2020- Lara Wolff
  • 2019- Yuliana Perdomo
  • 2018- Sandra Khalife
  • 2017- Erald Gjonaj
  • 2016- Juan Hernandez
  • 2015- Karina Bach
  • 2014- Karissa Yob
  • 2013- Andrew Hallmark
  • 2012- Roy Elias
  • 2011- Jacob Senkbeil
  • 2010- Michael Mormino
  • 2009- Vaiva Gustainyte
  • 2008- Christopher Cook & Karin Thatcher
  • 2007- Matthew Chandler & Andrew Vivas
  • 2006- Sabrina Shiviji

Undergradaute Teaching Awards

Peer Leading Award

  • 2020- Judah Kreinbrook & Spencer Boone
  • 2019- Julia Troncoso & Lauren Baak
  • 2018- Nathan Le & Jordan Stofan
  • 2017- Jacob Markut, Alan Nguyen, & Patrick Walther
  • 2016- Kristen Eversole, Miles Cameron, & Maya Baram

Other Presigious Awards

Outstanding Chemistry Alumni Award

  • 2020- Dr. Johnathan Belof
  • 2019- Richard William Hoerbelt
  • 2018- Dr. Giordano da Silva
  • 2017- Glenn Gates
  • 2016- David Austin
  • 2015- N/A
  • 2014- Suzetter Marteny
  • 2013- Dr. John D'Angelo
  • 2012- David Bode
  • 2011- Lt. Colonel Charles Aswata, Ph.D.
  • 2010- Dr. Joanna Fowler
  • 2009- Dr. Julia R. Burdge
  • 2008- Dr. Dean Martin
  • 2007- David Daughdrill, Lt. Col. USA
  • 2006- Dr. Denise Manker
  • 1988- Dr. W. Karl Olander

Sally Everett Memorial Scholarship

  • 2020- Jocelyn Hopkins & Aliya Atcha
  • 2019- Mary Pfaefflin, Phung Phong, McKayla Shahn, & Oanh Tran
  • 2018- Sara Canizares & Cristina Melendez Pena
  • 2017- Rachel Hoffman, Amanda Kruger, Alexandra Long, Marilyn McSherry, Enrique Velazquez, & Kiara Rose
  • 2016- German Herrera-Alzate, Aafia Usman, & Jessi Clayton
  • 2015- Rachel Dekker, Shveta Dave, Andrew Hermina, Mollie Sullivan-Westropp, & Natalie Zorrilla
  • 2014- N/A
  • 2013- N/A
  • 2012- Petoria Gayle, Leanna Horne, Dennis Moreno, Angelica Troncoso, Laura Van Slyke, & Maria Walton
  • 2011- Dania Casellas, Katrina Thomas, & Katherine Sacco
  • 2010- Joshua Kay, Ha X. Lee, & David Magnuson
  • 2009- Aja Flisek & Ashley Weaver
  • 2008- Jennifer Liu & Jonathan Parinello

Graduate Award Recipients

The Martin Travel Endowment

  • 2020: Sean Bradley, Stephanie Feola, Nathan Grimes, Paul Orndorff, Guizella Rocabado, Gabriela Suarez, Harsh Vardhan, & Sinduri Vuppala 
  • 2019: Elena Bray, Amber Prin Doods, Benjamin Rathman, Guizella Rocabado, Matthew Sarnowski, Khalilia Tillett
  • 2018: Nicole Avalon, Christopher Cain, Aaron Clark, Yassin Elbatrawi, Stephanie Feola, Rebecca Gibbons, S M Anisul Islam, Wishrawana Sarathi Ratnayake, and Bo Song
  • 2017: Yassin Elbatrawi, Anne-Claire Limon, Jacob Mayers, Andrew Shilling, Bo Song, Santana Thomas
  • 2016: Fiona Kearns, Anne-Claire Limon, Li Ye, Matthew Knestrick
  • 2015: Danielle Demers, Douglas Franz, Jacqueline Fries, Phillip Hudson, Matthew Knestrick, Jingyi Wang
  • 2014: Danielle Demers, Kristin Jeffries, Yujuan Liu, Christopher Witkowski
  • 2013: Arthur Maknenko, Janelle Arjoon, Adrian Villata-Cerdas, Yaqiong Li, Linda Barbeto, Daniel Dempsy

Alexious Award In Environmental Chemistry

  • 2020 - Harsh Vardhan
  • 2019 - Gaurav Verma
  • 2018 - Briana Aguila
  • 2017 - Douglas M. Franz
  • 2016 - Emre Seyyal
  • 2015 - Matthew Knestrick
  • 2014 - Tony Pham
  • 2011 - No award given
  • 2010 - No award given
  • 2009 - Dorina Sava
  • 2008 - Scott Segro
  • 2007 - Harish Kumar Maleh
  • 2006 - Jarrod Eubank
  • 2005 - Vasiliki Lykourinou-Tibbs
  • 2004 - Young Chul Park
  • 2003 - No award given
  • 2002 - Melissa Foster Evans

The George Bursa Award

  • 2020 - Guizella Rocabado
  • 2019 - Nicole Avalon, Guy Dayhoff
  • 2018 - Brian O'Flynn
  • 2017 - Elizabeth Yancey
  • 2016 - Alekhya Nimmagadda
  • 2015 - Danielle Demers
  • 2014 - Hasnaa Mouttaki
  • 2011 - Jeremy Beau
  • 2010 - Michelle Cortes-Salva
  • 2009 - Jason Perman
  • 2008 - Mathew Lebar, Gerald B. Rowland
  • 2007 - Pasha M. Khan
  • 2006 - Giordano da Silva, John J. Perry IV
  • 2005 - Russell DeVane
  • 2004 - Jarrod F. Eubank, Greg McManus
  • 2003 - No award given
  • 2002 - Angela Perry
  • 2001 - Eric Dueno
  • 2000 - Ralph N. Salvatore, Melissa Derby
  • 1999 - Jay P. Parrish
  • 1998 - Eileen Perez
  • 1997 - Mark Swanson

Theodore and Venette Askounes Ashford Doctoral Fellowship In Chemistry

  • 2020 - Zhen Wang
  • 2019 - Yassin Elbatrawi, Bo Song
  • 2018 - Ying He, Zachary Shultz
  • 2017 - Adam Aboalroub, Briana Aguila
  • 2016 - Fiona Kerns, Boliang Dong
  • 2015 - Phillip Hudson
  • 2014 - Matthew Chrzanowski, Yaqiong Li, Jacqueline Fries
  • 2011 - Shawn Larson
  • 2010 - Jason Perman
  • 2009 - Kimberly B. Fields
  • 2008 - Dorina Sava
  • 2007 - Jarrod F. Eubank
  • 2006 - Giordano da Silva
  • 2005 - Gregory J. McManus
  • 2004 - Christina Ridley
  • 2003 - Jianjiang Lu
  • 2002 - Talal Al-Azemi
  • 2001 - Brian Moulton
  • 2000 - Jay Parrish
  • 1999 - Hyun Park
  • 1998 - Maria T. Gallardo
  • 1997 - No award given
  • 1996 - Craig Bertoilucci
  • 1995 - Patricia Bertolucci
  • 1994 - Xiangdong Wei
  • 1993 - Kevin F. Shannon
  • 1992 - No award given
  • 1991 - Roberto J. Rubini
  • 1990 - Greg Buczynski
  • 1989 - Jason P. Rife
  • 1988 - Charles N. Moorefield
  • 1987 - William A. Glauser
  • 1986 - George P. Cobb
  • 1985 - Andrew S. Zektzer
  • 1984 - William B. Martin
  • 1983 - Jack H. Linn

Barbara B. Martin Endowed Fellowship In Chemistry 

  • 2020 - Zhen Wang
  • 2019 - Lei Wang
  • 2018 - Anne-Claire Limon, Ma Su
  • 2017 - Olapeju Bolarinwa
  • 2016 - Li Ye
  • 2015 - Sreya Mukherjee
  • 2014 - Kristen Jeffries
  • 2013 - Tarah Word
  • 2012 - Yao Chen
  • 2011 - Xue "Snow" Xu
  • 2010 - No Award Given
  • 2009 - Teresa Eckhart