Chemistry and Biochemistry

2015 Awards Banquet

Posted: in Student, Apr 20, 2015

The Annual Awards and Graduation Celebration Banquet was held April 8, 2015, in the Garden Court of the Wilkinson Center. Many undergraduate and graduate students were in attendance, as well as faculty and staff. Dinner was provided by BYU catering.

Congratulations to all award recipients and graduating scholars.


CENTRAL UTAH SECTION AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY AWARDS

Student Research Conference (SRC) Session Winners

Swati Anand, Courtney Banks, David Broadbent, Wade Ellis, Marshall Hutchings, Holly Larson, Zhiwei Ma, Tayyebeh Panahi, Charlotte Reininger, Mukul Sonker, Ying Zhang

Guests gathered in the Wilkinson Center

Garden Court.

BYU catering provided a delicious meal.
Dr. Greg Burton.
Awards.

David Panek was named the 2015 

Hypercube Scholar.

Recognition of graduating seniors.

SRC Outstanding Undergraduate Presenters

Dustin Broderick, John Jensen, Gideon Logan, Michael Porter, Zachary Pribyl, Jacob Shaner, Spencer Wallentine, Brielle Woolsey

ACS Analytical Chemistry Junior Award 

Josh Woods

Catalyst Club Award, recognizes an outstanding junior female student in chemistry or biochemistry. This award is sponsored by the Catalyst Club, an association of women who were current or emeritus members of the department or spouses of current or emeritus members.

Anna Openshaw

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS

Freshman Chemistry Award, recognizes an outstanding student in the General Chemistry 111/112 (majors) sequence and an outstanding student in the 105/106/107 sequence (non-majors).

Jacob Shaner (major), Andrew Nelson (major), Jacob Mabey (non-major) 

Organic Chemistry Award, recognizes an outstanding student in the Organic Chemistry 351M/352M (majors) sequence and an outstanding student in the 351/352 sequence (non-majors).

Kyle Gashler (major), Oliver Moore (non-major)

Chemistry Literature Award, recognizes an oustanding student in Chemistry 391.

Elise Wilson

Hypercube Scholar Award, recognizes an outstanding student for scholastic excellence in chemistry or biochemistry.

David Panek

Physical Chemistry Award, recognizes an outstanding student in the Physical Chemistry 462/463 sequence. 

Jefferson Tyler

Biochemistry Award, recognizes an outstanding student in the Biochemistry 481M/482 sequence.

Nicole Tensmeyer

Analytical Chemistry Award, recognizes an outstanding student in the Analytical Chemistry 521/523 sequence.

Charlotte Reininger

Inorganic Chemistry Award, recognizes an oustanding student in the Inorganic Chemistry 514/518 sequence, and 2013 ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Undergraduate  Award in Inorganic Chemistry

Benjamin Kay

Eliot A. Butler Service Award, recognizes a student who has provided significant service to the department while maintaining a high performance in course work and professional activities. This award is named in honor of Eliot A. Butler, who was a former professor, chair, dean, and associate vice president.

Tamara Cassinat

Keith P. Anderson Outstanding Senior, recognizes an outstanding graduating senior for overall scholarship and professionalism and classroom performance. This award is named in honor of Keith P. Anderson, a physical chemist, who was a professor of chemistry at BYU for more than 35 years.

Charlotte Reininger

GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS

Telford and Frank Woolley Award, recognizes an outstanding student who is conducting significant research in cancer or in other health related areas. This award is named in honor of Telford Woolley, a physician who passed away prematurely due to cancer. When his father died, his name was added to the award.

Jeff Mortensen

Garth L. Lee Award, recognizes an outstanding continuing graduate student for religious commitment, service, and scholarship.This award is named in honor of Professor Garth L. Lee, who was a professor of chemistry at Utah State University for many years. Dr. Lee is the father of Dr. Milton L. Lee, the H. Tracy Hall Professor of Chemistry at BYU.

Sara Mata

Outstanding Graduating MS Student

Andrew Mathis

Outstanding Graduating PhD Students

Sonika Sharma, Zhiwei Ma, Chad Rogers

GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

J. Rex and Marcia A. Goates Fellowships, recognizes advanced chemistry graduate students for outstanding scholarship and achievement in research.  This award is named in honor of J. Rex and Marcia A. Goates. Dr. Rex Goates served as department chair and dean of the college and was a Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer. He was a dedicated teacher and highly regarded researcher, who did much to promote research at the university. Originally set up under a different name, the award has been renamed to honor him and his wife. Dr. Rex Goates is the father of Dr. Steven Goates.

Huan Kang, Shawn Averett

Jerald S. Bradshaw Organic Chemistry Fellowship, recognizes an advanced organic chemistry graduate student for scholarship and achievement in research.  This award is named in honor of Jerald S. Bradshaw, an outstanding emeritus faculty member. 

Yu Cai

Roland K. Robins Fellowships, recognizes outstanding graduate students for scholarship and promise in research. These awards were created to honor Roland K. Robins, who was world-renowned for his creativity and activity in the synthesis of new medicinal compounds.

Tayyebeh Panahi, Bhupinder Singh, Whitney Walker, Bradley Naylor, Yubo Li, Takuma Aoba, Vajira Weerasekara

Charles E. & Margaret P. Maw Fellowship, recognizes an advanced chemistry graduate student for outstanding scholarship and achievement in research. This award is named in honor of Charles E. Maw, who was the founding chair of what became the BYU Department of Chemistry. He remained chair from 1907 to 1946. Margaret P. Maw was a teacher, school principal, and prominent civic leader.

Paul Lawrence