Outstanding junior and senior chemistry majors were recognized at the 2012 Junior & Senior Banquet, held At the Carolina Inn on November 8th. Pictured above, from left to right, are Erik Thiede, Jessica Amos, Shunzhi Wang, Catherina Dial, Zoe Watson, Vish Sridharan, Jackson Trotman, Bonnie Choi, Samuel Sanders, Madelyn Stalzer and Hung Nguyen. Jackson, Shunzhi, and Zoe won Jason D. Altom Memorial Awards for Undergraduate Research. Vish Won the Sophomore Chemist Award, presented by Alpha Chi Sigma. Jessica received the Tanya R. Ellison Scholarship, Samuel and Eric won the Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Physical Chemistry, and Bonnie and Madelyn won David L. Stern scholarships. Finally, Catherine and Hung received James H. Maguire Memorial Awards.
Not present at the time of the picture was Vishaupreet Singh, who won the James H. Maguire Memorial Award.
The department recognizes excellent performances by undergraduates in chemistry through the following awards.
All applications for Jr/Sr banquet awards are due in September 2013.
Jason D. Altom Memorial Award for Undergraduate Research
This cash award recognizes research potential of an undergraduate chemistry major.
Tanya R. Ellison Scholarship
A junior female B.S. chemistry major is selected for this cash award on the basis of character and academic commitment.
GAT Teaching Award
An award in the form of a bookstore gift card in the amount of $550 for a junior or senior undergraduate chemistry major planning to pursue a career in teaching.
James H. Maguire Memorial Award
This award goes to an outstanding and academically gifted junior student majoring in chemistry.
Sophomore Chemistry Award
A cash award will be given annually to the top sophomore chemistry student from the previous academic year, as determined by a search-committe including members of AXE.
Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Physical Chemistry
This cash award is given to the top student in physical chemistry courses.
Carrie Largent Summer Research Fellowship
This fellowship provides summer salary for independent laboratory research for an outstanding UNC chemistry major.
J. Thurman Freeze Scholarship
This scholarship serves to fund summer research between a student's junior and senior years.
E.C. Markham Summer Research Fund
The recipient of this award is chosen by the department chair and will use the salary to perform research between the junior and senior years.
Carrie Largent Award for Research Excellence
This award is given annually to a graduating senior who has excelled in research.
Emmett Gladstone Rand Premedical Scholarship:
A scholarship is presented to an exceptionally talented graduating senior intending to pursue a career in medicine.
Hypercube Scholar Award
An outstanding senior majoring in chemistry is given this chemical software package.
David L. Stern Scholar
Top students from upper division lab courses are chosen for this cash award.
Francis P. Venable Medal:
A medallion and cash award are presented to the two most outstanding graduating seniors majoring in chemistry in honor of Dr. Francis P. Venable, who was chairman of the department, president of the University from 1900 to 1914 and president of the American Chemical Society.