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Department of Chemistry Awards

These awards are presented to students with outstanding academic and/or research records.

Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry

This award is presented to a freshman chemistry major based upon their performance in the Principles of Chemistry sequence. To qualify a student must have passed Principles of Chemistry I lecture (1211) and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (1211L) with a grade of A during the Fall semester. They must also be enrolled in Principles of Chemistry II (1212) and Principles of Chemistry II Lab (1212L) during the Spring semester.

Junior and Senior chemistry majors who have demonstrated an excellent talent in research and have a special promise as a researcher are eligible for this award. Requirements include a strong recommendation from their mentor concerning research conducted at CSU and enrollment in Supervised Undergraduate Research (CHEM 4899). Special consideration will be given to those students that have presented at a local, regional, or national meeting, or contributed to a peer-reviewed publication.

Junior and Senior chemistry majors who have distinguished themselves in coursework, research, and service to the department and community are eligible for this award. Overall grade point average is a significant factor in the evaluation. However, special consideration will be given to students that have served the department as a tutor or teaching assistant; served as a volunteer at Science Olympiad, National Chemistry Week, Science Fairs, etc.; or served in a leadership role in a chemistry student organization (ACS, Literature Club, Gamma Sigma Epsilon).

Graduate students enrolled in the Master of Science-Natural Sciences (Chemistry Track) that have distinguished themselves in both academics and research are eligible for this award. Special consideration will be given to students that have successfully defended their thesis.

American Institute of Chemists LogoACS Awards

These awards are endorsed and presented by the American Chemical Society.

Sponsored by the American Chemical Society

This award is given to the top graduating chemistry major who has demonstrated excellence in organic chemistry based on a combination of research experience, coursework, and a desire to pursue a career in chemistry. This award is given in collaboration with the American Chemical Society’s Division of Organic Chemistry.

This award is given to the top graduating chemistry major who has demonstrated excellence in analytical chemistry based on a combination of research experience, coursework, and a desire to pursue a career in chemistry. This award is given in collaboration with the American Chemical Society’s Division of Analytical Chemistry.

This award is given to the top graduating chemistry major who has demonstrated excellence in physical chemistry based on a combination of research experience, coursework, and a desire to pursue a career in chemistry. This award is given in collaboration with the American Chemical Society’s Division of Analytical Chemistry.

Sponsored by the ACS Student Chapter

The officers of the ACS Student Chapter nominate and elect the winner of this annual award in honor of Dr. Anil Banerjee. The full description can be found on the chapter website. To be considered, a student must be a dues-paying member of the Columbus State University student chapter of the American Chemical Society. The winner must be a volunteer at a minimum of three events during the Academic year. These include Discovery Day, National Chemistry Week, high school visits, or other events beyond routine monthly meetings. Winner must have a minimum cumulative 3.00 G.P.A.

The officers of the ACS Student Chapter nominate and elect the winner of this annual financial award ($100) in honor of Dr. Floyd R. Jackson. The full description can be found on the chapter website. To be considered a student must be a dues-paying member of the Columbus State University student chapter of the American Chemical Society. The winner must be enrolled in Principles of Chemistry I (CHEM 1211) during the Fall semester and planning on taking Principles of Chemistry II (CHEM 1212) during the following Spring semester. Candidate’s participation in chapter events will be heavily considered during the selection process.

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors chemistry majors are invited to apply for this need-based financial award ($100). The officers of the ACS Student Chapter review applications and chose the annual award winner. To be considered a student must be a dues-paying member of the Columbus State University student chapter of the American Chemical Society. The applicant’s statement of need, major, and participation in chapter activities will be the primary factors in choosing a winner.

Gamma Sigma LogoGamma Sigma Epsilon Awards

These awards are endorsed and presented by the national chemistry honor society Gamma Sigma Epsilon

Sponsored by Gamma Sigma Epsilon

This financial award ($100) is given to an outstanding member of Gamma Sigma Epsilon. The officers of Gamma Sig are responsible for nominating and selecting the annual winner. The candidate's participation in chapter, department, and community events, as well as their research and academic accomplishments, will be heavily weighted.

This scholarship ($200) is awarded to a junior or senior chemistry major or minor who is also a member of Gamma Sig. The scholarship is merit-based and awarded annually. The winner is chosen by the chapter faculty advisor. Scholarship, research, service, and character will be deciding factors.

Award Ribbon ImageSpecial Awards

These awards honor students for meeting a unique set of criteria as set by associated agencies.

Sponsored by The American Institute of Chemists, Inc.

Sponsored by The American Institute of Chemists, Inc.

This award is given to a top graduating undergraduate or graduate chemistry major. The award is given in recognition of a demonstrated record of leadership ability, character, scholastic achievement, and advancement potential in the chemical professions.

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