The Chemistry Department bestows annual awards on outstanding students. Departmental awards for outstanding academic performance in specific disciplines are granted under the auspices of the American Chemical Society (ACS). These include awards for analytical, inorganic, and organic chemistry, as well as an award of excellence for an outstanding graduating senior. The Department also grants two awards, one for chemistry and the other for biochemistry, under the auspices of the American Institute of Chemists. Additionally, students with outstanding performance in general chemistry are honored with inclusion in our annual general chemistry honor roll.
American Chemical Society Outstanding Senior Chemistry Major
Awarded to an outstanding senior major. Includes a one-year membership to the American Chemical Society.
2019-20: Allison Burgess
2018-19: Lindsey Jones
2017-18: Emily Henry
2016-17: Kelly McDaniel
2015-16: Lonnie Harris
2014-15: Brooke Andrews
American Institute of Chemists Outstanding Senior Award
Awarded to an excellent senior chemistry major. Includes a one-year membership in the American Institute of Chemists.
2019-2020: Chris Amurrio (Chemistry) and Cat Zwemer (Biochemistry)
2018-19: Hannah Killian (Chemistry) and Matthew Tovar (Biochemistry)
2017-18: Hoang-Anh Tran (Chemistry) and Poornima Rachel Sunder (Biochemistry)
2016-17: Sarah Heisey (Chemistry) and Hannah Kass (Biochemistry)
2015-16: Juliana Laszakovits
2014-15: Orlando Stewart
ACS (UMW’s own, Earl N. Meyer) Analytical Chemistry Award
Awarded to the student with the highest cumulative average in chemical analysis.
2017-18: Hannah Killian
2016-17: Andrew Franklin, Matthew Tovar
2015-16: Sonya Foley, Sarah Heisey
2014-15: Juliana Laszakovits, Kelly McDaniel
Spring 2013: Brooke Andrews
ACS Undergraduate Award for Achievement in Inorganic Chemistry
Sponsored by the American Chemical Society and the Division of Inorganic Chemistry. Awarded to student for outstanding performance in inorganic chemistry.
2017-18: Lindsey Jones
2016-2017: Sara Heisey
2015-2016: Kelly McDaniel
2013-2014: Brooke Andrews
2012-2013: Eric Johnson
ACS Undergraduate Award for Achievement in Organic Chemistry
Sponsored by the American Chemical Society and Joint Polymer Education Committee (POLYED). Awarded to student for outstanding performance in two semesters of organic chemistry.
2018-19: Alexis Brooner
2017-18: Chris Amurrio
2016-17: Rachel Sunder
2015-16: Hannah Kass
2014: Kelly McDaniel
ACS Undergraduate Award for Achievement in Physical Chemistry
Sponsored by the American Chemical Society PHYS Division. Awarded to student for outstanding performance in undergraduate studies in physical chemistry.
2019-2020: Chris Amurrio
General Chemistry Honor Roll
For outstanding performance in general chemistry.