Chemistry and Biochemistry

2016 Awards Banquet

Posted: Apr 08, 2016

The Annual Awards and Graduation Celebration Banquet was held April 7, 2016, 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

Jiuzhi (George) Gao, Emma Burrell, Clayton Moss, Charles Sherrill, Tayyebeh Panahi, Spencer Wallentine, Mason Smith, Diana Saavedra, Chuck Voyton, Richard Carson, Komal Kedia, Jeremy Tsang

SRC Outstanding Undergraduate Presenters

Clayton Moss, Charles Sherrill, Spencer Wallentine, Ellen Parker, Brigham Pope, Clifton Anderson, Jefferson Tyler, Ryjul STokes, Kyle Gashler, Wendy Billings, Jacob Lefler

Analytical Division Undergraduate, recognizes an outstanding junior student with exceptional aptitude in analytical chemistry.

Daniel Thurston

Organic Division Senior, recognizes an oustanding senior student with exceptional aptitude in organic chemistry.

Jefferson Tyler

Inorganic Division Undergraduate, recognizes an outstanding student with exceptional aptitude in inorganic chemistry.

Karlie Cox

 

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.

Kristine Senkane

 

delicious food provided by BYU catering

gifts and awards

 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS

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

Dakota Jones (major), Jon Trout (non-major), Donald Pfeifer (non-major)

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

Jacob Lefler (major), Paul Joshua Hurst (major), Shae Bryant (non-major)

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

Kenneth Lee

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

Jacob Bagley

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

Oliver Moore

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

Kyle Gashler

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

Josh Woods

Inorganic Chemistry Award, recognizes an oustanding student in the Inorganic Chemistry 514/518 sequence.

Sadie Hirschi

Eliot A. Butler Service Award, recognizes students who have 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.

John Jensen, Sadie Hirschi

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.

Kurt Leininger

 

recognizing graduating seniors

enjoying dinner together

 

GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS

Loren and Maurine F. Bryner Award, recognizes advanced continuing graduate students. This award is in honor of Emeritus Professor Loren C. Bryner, professor of chemistry for 38 years, and Maurine F. Bryner, an emeritus faculty member of food science and nutrition.

Diana Saavedra, Yu Cai, Sara Mata, Marjan Mohammadihashemi, Michael Beauchamp

Jennie R. Swensen Award, recognizes advanced continuing chemistry and biochemistry graduate students. This award is named in honor of Dr. Albert D. Swensen and his lifetime of contributions to the department, in memory of his wife, Jennie Romney Swensen.

Kaeo Everett, Monique Speirs, Nicole Tensmeyer

Telford and Frank Woolley Award, recognizes outstanding students who are 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 Telford's father died, his father's name was added to the award.

Ashari Kannangara, Ankur Jalan

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, emeritus professor, BYU.

Sueng Ook Yang

 

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.

Charlotte Lewis, Anna Nielsen

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. 

Michael Kinghorn

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.

Courtney Banks, Bradley Naylor, Richard Carson, Ying Zhang, Mukul Sonker, Matthew Ollerton

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.

Wade Ellis