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Student Awards

Each year, in recognition of outstanding students, the Chemistry and Biochemistry Discipline presents these student awards.


spdf Award

The spdf is awarded annually to a graduating senior in chemistry or biochemistry, who has been selected by the chemistry discipline faculty. The recipient has demonstrated outstanding scholarship, the potential for continued success within the field, and has contributed to the disciplines of chemistry or biochemistry.

spdf awardee

Kaufman Award

The Kaufman Award is a Divisional award presented in the memory of Andrew J. Kaufman, father of Dr. Edward Kaufman of Appleton, Minnesota. This award recognizes a physical or life sciences student of outstanding academic excellence and potential. A committee of faculty in the Division of Science and Mathematics selects the recipient. Several chemistry and biochemistry majors have won this award.

Kaufman awardee

Freshman Chemistry Award

The Freshman Chemistry Award is presented to an outstanding General Chemistry student, as selected by the General Chemistry I and II faculty.

Freshman Chemistry awardee