Congratulations to Chemistry’s Dr. Xiaochu Ding on being one of the recipients of the Portage Health Foundation Research Excellence Fund Awards. Dr. Ding was a recipient of the PHF-REF Research Seed Grant.
On April 21st, 2021, the Chemistry department gathered to congratulate those students who have excelled and accomplished so much during this past year.
Congratulations to the following and thank you everyone for your hard work!
Outstanding Student in First-Year Chemistry – Justin Andersen
Doc Berry Award – Steve Beuther
Leslie Leifer Award in Physical Chemistry – Henry Roell
Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry – Ellianna Sempek
Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry – Collette Sarver
Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry – Andrew Zampaloni
Undergraduate Award in Biochemistry – Henry Roell
Outstanding Senior Award – Collette Sarver
Outstanding Senior Research Award – Ethan Burghardt
Departmental Scholar– Ethan Burghardt
Honorable Mentions: Steve Beuther, Henry Roell, and Garven Huntley
Rebecca Sandretto/Susan Stackhouse Summer Fellowship – Connor Hall
Outstanding Lower-Division Chemistry Teaching Assistant – Connor Hensley & Amanda Studinger
Honorable Mentions: Ethan Burghardt and Alexander Apostle
Outstanding Upper-Division Chemistry Teaching Assistant – Nick Newberry & Parya Siahcheshm
Ray E. and Eleanor K. Cross Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Chemistry – Priyanka Kadav
Robert and Kathleen Lane Outstanding Graduate Research Award – Dhananjani Eriyagama & Chathura Adambarage
Outstanding Graduate Student Summer Fellowship – Sodiq Waheed
Department of Chemistry Ambassador Awards – Komal Chillar, Erin Berglund, Gretchen Heins, and Abby Schwartz
The 2021 Chemistry Awards Banquet will be held on Wednesday, April 21st, 2021. Join us via Zoom at 4:00 pm to celebrate!
Congratulations to Priyanka Dipak Kadav for winning third place in the oral presentations at the annual Graduate Research Colloquim for her presentation titled “Capture and Release (CaRe): A novel protein purification technique,’ on April 1st, 2021. Kadav was one of 31 oral presenters. The oral sessions were hosted live via Zoom. You can watch all the poster videos and recordings for the oral sessions here. Each presentation was scored by two judges from the same field of research.
Even during the very unusual circumstances that all of us are facing, the Chemistry Department wanted to celebrate its students in their accomplishments and contributions over the past year.
It was with honor and pride that the department virtually gathered on April 22 to celebrate its students’ achievements, as we continue to see ourselves as a community of scholars.
Outstanding Student in First Year Chemistry: Vincent Pellizzon.
Doc Berry Award: Abby Schwartz.
Leslie Leifer Award in Physical Chemistry: Collette Sarver.
Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry: Henry Roell.
Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry: Logan Mikesell.
Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry: Peyton Bainbridge.
Honorable Mentions: Collette Sarver, Abby Schwartz.
Undergraduate Award in Biochemistry: Jessica Krycia.
Outstanding Senior Award: Peyton Bainbridge, Jessica Krycia.
Honorable Mentions: Logan Mikesell, Sarah Montgomery.
Outstanding Senior Research Award: Michael Hromada, Sarah Montgomery.
Departmental Scholar: Collette Sarver.
Rebecca Sandretto/Susan Stackhouse Summer Fellowship: Steve Beuther.
Outstanding Lower-Division Chemistry Teaching Assistant: Priyanka Kadav (GTA), Jessica Krycia (UTA), Nazanin Nahrjou (GTA).
Outstanding Upper-Division Chemistry Teaching Assistant: Mikhail Trought.
Graduate Student Leadership Award: Mikhail Trought.
Outstanding Graduate Student Summer Fellowship: Shobhit Chaturvedi.
Honorable Mention: Chathura de Alwis.
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