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Awards & Honors - Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Below is information about undergraduate student awards (academic and research related awards) and faculty awards.
Undergraduate Student Awards
There are a variety of awards that students may earn over the course of their stay at the University, based on outstanding academic performance,undergraduate research, and service activities. Students may also be recognized with University-wide graduation awards, such as the Alumni Association Award for the highest GPA in a college, or the Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical R & D Award in recognition of excellence in research.
Undergraduate Academic Awards
Undergraduate Academic Awards include recognition of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry majors by the Philadelphia Section of the American Chemical Society for their potential in the future to make a contribution to the Chemical Sciences, based on their undergraduate academic performance, research and service activities. Students are also recognized for their contributions as teaching assistants in the chemistry laboratories.
Note 1: These awards do not require an application.
Note 2: All undergraduate students, including students in first professional degree programs such as Pharmacy, are eligible for the Lena DeLisser Matthews Prize.
Philadelphia Section of the American Chemical Society Award
The award made by the Philadelphia Section of the American Chemical Society recognizes outstanding academic scholastic achievement by our undergraduate Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry majors, as well as service to the ACS Student Affiliate Organization. This is the oldest student award made by the Department, beginning in 1951.
Lena DeLisser Matthews Prize
The Lena DeLisser Matthews Prize recognizes students in BS and first professional degree programs throughout the University for outstanding efforts as teaching assistants in the chemistry laboratory courses offered by the Department.
Virginia Lebo Osol Memorial Prize
The Virginia Lebo Osol Memorial Prize recognizes outstanding student service activities by our undergraduate Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry majors, including participation in the Department's Student Affiliate of the American Chemical Society.
Undergraduate Research Awards
Undergraduate Research Awards include the "Martin and Karen Gibbs' Prize in Biological Sciences and Chemistry" and the "Louis A. Reber Memorial Research Awards in Biochemistry, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry".
Nathan Baird, PhD, Interim Department Chair
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