Chemistry and Biochemistry

2018 Annual Awards Banquet

Posted: Apr 30, 2018

The Annual Awards and Graduation Celebration Banquet was held April 11, 2018, in the Wilkinson Center. Many undergraduate and graduate students were in attendance, as well as faculty and staff. Dinner was funded by the Keith P. Anderson Foundation and Dr. Dearden gave the opening remarks. He began by thanking all of those who contributed to the success of the evening, and then congratulated the students on all their hard work and dedication to their studies.

These awards were made possible by the continued generosity of our donors which are comprised of our alumni and friends of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Congratulations to all award recipients and graduating scholars.

 

Graduate Student Awards Winners

 

Loren & 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

 

Loren & Maurine F. Bryner Fellowship

Recipients of this new award will receive a 20-hour research assistantship for the 2018 Spring and Summer semesters

 

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.



Jennie R. Swensen Fellowship

Recipients of this new award will receive a 20-hour research assistantship for the 2018 Spring and Summer semesters

Telford and Frank Woolley Memorial Research Award

Recognized outstanding graduate 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, Frank, died, Frank’s name was added to the award.

 

Telford and Frank Woolley Memorial

 Recipients of this new award will receive a 20-hour research assistantship for the 2018 Spring and Summer semesters

 

Garth L. Lee Award

Recognizes an outstanding continuing graduate student for religious commitment, service, and scholarship.  This fellowship 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 Lee, emeritus professor, BYU.

 

J. Rex and Marcia A. Goates Research Fellowship

Recipients of this award will receive a 20-hour research assistantship for the 2018 Spring and Summer semesters. This award recognizes an advanced chemistry graduate student 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.

 

Bradshaw Organic Fellowship

20-hour research assistantship for up to 12 months, beginning Fall 2018.

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.

 

Roland Robins Research Fellowship

20-hour research assistantship for up to 12 months beginning Fall 2018 plus cash award.

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

 

Charles E. and Margaret P. Maw Fellowship

20-hour research assistantship for up to 12 months beginning Fall 2018 plus cash award.

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.

 

Outstanding Graduating MS Student

 

Outstanding Graduating PhD Student

 

 

Undergraduate Awards Winners

Thanks to the Keith P. Anderson Endowment for funding the following awards.

 

Freshman Chemistry Major Award

Recognizes the outstanding major in General Chemistry 111/112



Freshman Chemistry Non-Major Award  

Recognizes the outstanding non-major in General Chemistry 105/106

 

Analytical Chemistry Undergraduate Award

Recognizes the outstanding undergraduate student in Analytical Chemistry 227, including ACS Analytical Chemistry Division recognition

 

ACS Organic Chemistry Major Award

Recognizes the outstanding major in Organic Chemistry 351M/352M, including ACS Organic Chemistry Division recognition

 

Organic Chemistry Non-Major Award 

Recognizes the outstanding non-major in Organic Chemistry 351/352

Chemistry Literature Award   

Recognizes the outstanding student in Chemistry 391

 

Physical Chemistry Award 

Recognizes the outstanding student in Physical Chemistry 462/463, including ACS Physical Chemistry Division recognition

 

Biochemistry Major Award

Recognizes the outstanding major in Biochemistry 481M/482M

 

Biochemistry Non-Major Award

Recognizes the outstanding non-major in Biochemistry 481

 

Inorganic Chemistry Award

Recognizes the outstanding students in Inorganic Chemistry 514/518, including ACS Inorganic Chemistry Division recognition

 

Analytical Chemistry Award

Recognizes the outstanding senior student in Analytical Chemistry 521/523

 

Hypercube Scholar Award

Recognizes an outstanding student for scholastic excellence in chemistry

 

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.

                                       

Keith P. Anderson Outstanding Graduating Senior

Recognizes the 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.

 

New Y-Chem President: Jacob Shaner

 

Student Research Conference Awards

Utah Local Chapter of the ACS

 

Top Presenter—Session Winners

  1. Megan Asplund
  2. Peter Rosen
  3. Jefferson Bourdeau
  4. Terron Haynie
  5. Bradley Naylor
  6. Kristina Kohler
  7. George Gao
  8. Logan Larsen
  9. Zheng Zhou
  10. Theo Stoddard-Bennet
  11. Michael Kinghorn
  12. Davud Kastner
  13. Shiladitya Chatterjee
  14. Anna Nielsen
  15. Grant Ludlam
  16. Alexandra Thornock
  17. Collin Stocksdale
  18. Daniel Ballif
  19. Annie Armitstead
  20. Wendy Williams
  21. Joseph Nygaard and Gregory Mohl (Co-presenters)
  22. JD Singleton and Hyrum Wright (co-presenters)
  23. Kelsey Canizales
  24. Erica Suh

Second Place – Session Winners

  1. Natalie Green
  2. Spencer Jeppson
  3. Nathan Brown
  4. Jordan Coburn
  5. Nicholas Brown
  6. Jessie Payne
  7. Brigham Clawson
  8. Dallin Jeffs
  9. Kaylee Rellaford
  10. Tyler Wilson
  11. Steven Draper
  12. Erin Martines
  13. Brigham Pope
  14. Devon Overson
  15. Richard Carson
  16. Joshua McPhie
  17. Jacob Nielsen
  18. Jacob Shaner
  19. Lara Grether
  20. Daniel Johnston
  21. Ryan Moore
  22. John Wilson
  23. Connor Schroeder
  24. Caroline Hansen