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Undergraduate Research Awards

The Martin and Karen Gibbs' Prize in Biological Sciences and Chemistry is a graduation prize consisting of a cash award and certificate. In any given year, one award is granted to one graduating senior in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry or Medical Laboratory Science, or two awards are granted (one in the chemical sciences and one in the biological sciences.) Applications for this graduation award should be submitted in the Spring of the senior year to the Chair of Biological Sciences and are due at the end of March. Requirements on which the award is based include:

  • Formal presentation of the research at a scientific meeting.
  • Letter of recommendation from the research advisor.
  • Submission of a two-page project summary of their research written by the student.
  • GPA greater than or equal to 2.5 (submit an unofficial transcript).

[Note: Only Awardees from the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry are included below.]

Previous Awardee Major Year
Petrina A. Boucher Chemistry 2007
Alexander Khrizman Chemistry 2006
Raeanne L. Napoleon Chemistry 2005
Jason Moulthrop Biochemistry 2004
Katherine Heaton Biochemistry 2003
Brenda Salerno Biochemistry 2002
Sean M. O'Neill Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2000
Ross E. Smith IV Biochemistry 1999
Juliya Livshits Pharmaceutical Chemistry 1997

The Louis A. Reber Memorial Research Awards in Biochemistry, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry consist of three separate awards, one for each major. Winners receive a cash award and certificate. Applications for this graduation award should be submitted in the Spring of the senior year to the Chair of Chemistry & Biochemistry, and are due at the end of March. Requirements on which the awards are based include:

  • Poster presentation on their research accomplishments to the faculty.
  • Submission of a two-page project summary of their research written by the student.
  • Letter of recommendation from their research advisor.
  • GPA greater than or equal to 2.5.
  • Formal presentation of the work at a scientific meeting is recommended, but not required.
Previous Awardee Major Year
Petrina A. Boucher Chemistry 2007
Christopher Pavlik Biochemistry 2006
Alexander Khrizman Chemistry 2006
Ivan V. Sergeyev Biochemistry 2005
Raeanne L. Napoleon Chemistry 2005
James McKee Biochemistry 2004
Anh Tran Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2004
Katherine Heaton Biochemistry 2003
Ella Ofori Biochemistry 2003
Edward O'Brien Biochemistry 2002
Matthew Banghart Chemistry 2002
Marianne Bush Biochemistry 2001
Michael J. DeGrazia Chemistry 2001
Shannon M. Grady Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2001
Kenneth M. Line Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2000
Sean M. O'Neill Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2000
Ross E. Smith IV Biochemistry 1999
Jin Sun Kwon Chemistry 1999
Jeffrey Fritzen Pharmaceutical Chemistry 1999
John Tomsho Pharmaceutical Chemistry 1998
Jennifer Scott Chemistry 1998
Juliya Livshits Pharmaceutical Chemistry 1997

Students that meet the requirements indicated are eligible for both the Gibbs' Prize and a Reber Award.

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