Department of Chemistry -
Distinction in Research and Creative Work
The Distinction in Research and Creative Work is a University award for select undergraduates, granted at commencement, which appears on the transcript and diploma. More specifically, in the Chemistry Department, this award recognizes Rice B.S. chemists whose research discoveries will form a substantial component of an important publication. The submission and review processes are often not fast enough for researchers to see their work in print before graduation. A pre-publication formal description of the research (e.g., a submission-ready manuscript or a CHEM 492/3 Honors Thesis or the equivalent) with a detailed accounting of the nominee’s contribution and those of other authors is sufficient. Applicants must also be in good academic standing and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 in courses completed at Rice.
Required Application Materials:
- Declaration of intention to
apply for this distinction.
- Documentation of research
achievement in the form of published papers, theses, pre-publication
manuscripts, electronic files of presentations (PowerPoint or poster) given
A supporting letter from the
research advisor which should detail the student’s research accomplishments and
Optional, but encouraged:
- Applications are encouraged to include a short letter of support from your research advisor.
Deadline for Final Submission of Materials: Last day of classes of semester before graduation
send all application materials to Sabra Helton: firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Award Recipients:
2016 Award Recipient
Moez Dawood "Analysis of Immuniglobulin Variable Regions in Activated B cell-like Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma"
2015 Award Recipients
Jessica Heimann "Carbon Nanomaterials As Heavy Metal
Adsorbents in Aqueous Environments"
Lachezer Hristov "Novel
Approaches to the Synthesis of Δ7-Dafachronic Acid and Palladium(II) Ligand
Nicole Moody "Detecting
Biomolecules Bound to Plasmonic Nanoscale Systems Using Circular Dichroism
Eric Wagner "Functionalized
Fullerenes as New Agents for T Cell Labeling: Implications for Cancer
2014 Award Recipient
Julian C. Cooper"Strategic Design and Synthesis of Inhibitor Analogues for Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3 (STAT3)"
2013 Award Recipients
determination of binding interactions between protein kinase G I alpha leucine
zipper and RhoA”
Michelle Marie LaComb “Gadonanotubes: Novel Contrast Agents for the Imaging of
Bacterial Cells in Vivo”