On Friday, May 13, the Chemistry Department celebrated the
momentous achievements of our graduates at the undergraduate, master’s and
Ph.D. levels. Over 100 family, friends and faculty came together in the rain to
joyfully congratulate those who completed the chemistry program.
During the reception, Professor Zachary Ball, Chair of the
Undergraduate Committee, and Professor Stephan Link, Co-Chair of the Graduate
Studies Committee, presented awards.
Four undergraduates, Fernando Alvarez, Shaina Carroll, Moez
Dawood, and Raymundo Moya, were given the Arthur L. Draper Award. This award
recognizes outstanding undergraduates in chemistry.
Moez Dawood also received the Distinction in Research and
Creative Work in Chemistry for his work with Dr. Louis Staudt, “Analysis of Immunoglobulin Variable Regions
in Activated B cell-like Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma”.
Four students from the graduate program also received
Yilun (Ethan) Li received the Norman Hackerman Fellowship in
Chemistry, which is intended for a graduate student in chemistry who
demonstrates similar commitment and achievement to that which Dr. Hackerman
exemplified during his academic and scientific career.
Jun Ohata received the Hasselman Fellowship, which was
established in 1980 for studies in the field of Chemistry.
Anneli Hoggard received the Stauffer-Rothrock Scholarship,
which was established in 1968 after Rothrock was awarded the first
distinguished service award for outstanding achievement in the chemical
engineering profession from Rice University in 1960.
Bo Shuang received the John L. Margrave Thesis Award which
recognizes those who provide an exceptional scientific dissertation.
Photos of all award winners and of the reception can be found on our Facebook page.