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2015 Graduate Awardees

Departmental Awards 2015

American Chemical Society Outstanding Graduate Student Award for Research and Teaching

This award is given by the Huron Valley Section of the American Chemical Society. It is intended to recognize achievement in teaching and research by a graduate student.

Laura Kiefer - Kubarych Group

Robert & Carolyn Buzzard Graduate Chemistry Student Leadership Award

The Leadership Award is given to a graduate student who has shown the skills of a leader to many. The person takes an active role in the department, assisting with graduate recruitment, working with faculty and staff to provide a better environment for graduate students. This person also serves as a morale and welfare support person. This award is provided by Bob & Carolyn Buzzard.

Kimberly Daley - Kubarych Group

Florence Fenwick Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award

Presented to graduate students who taught undergraduate courses in Chemistry during academic year. Recipients are selected based on their contribution to innovation in the lab or classroom, teaching evaluations and written recommendation of a professor. This award is provided by the Florence Fenwick Memorial Fund.

Bing Fu - Biteen Group

Danielle Zurcher - McNeil Group

Milton Tamres Outstanding Teaching Award

Milton Tamres, Emeritus Professor, established this award to recognize outstanding cumulative teaching service. Mrs. Françoise Tamres continues to maintain the support for this award.

Eric Dahl - Szymczak Group

Shawn Eady - Lehnert Group

Alumni Fund Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award

Presented to graduate students based on research advisor recommendation, publications, posters, meetings presented, uniqueness and nature of research. This award is provided by the Alumni Fund.

Alexei Kananenka - Zgid Lab

Departmental Fellowships

George Ashworth Analytical Chemistry Fellowship

The George Ashworth Endowment provides for a fellowship to be given to a graduate student to continue research in analytical chemistry. The award provides for a summer half-term stipend.

Chuan Leng - Chen Group

Hang Ren - Meyerhoff Group

Robert W. Parry Award

The Robert W. Parry Awards are made possible through the generous donations of alumni, friends, industrial donors and the students of Professor Parry. It is awarded to a graduate student who has shown excellence in research in inorganic chemistry. This award provides for a summer half-term stipend.

Jacob Geri - Szymczak Group

Meng Zhang - Ramamoorthy Group

Wayne & Carol Pletcher Graduate Summer Research Fellowship

Wayne and Carol Pletcher established this fellowship for graduate students in chemistry in 2014. This award is given to a student who has shown excellence in research and provides for a summer half-term stipend. Wayne (1970, M.S. and PhD) and Carol Pletcher (1968, M.S.) are alumni of the Chemistry department.

Phi Doan - Goodson Group

Peter A.S. Smith Fellowship

The Peter A. S. Smith Fellowship was endowed in 1995. The fellowship is awarded to a graduate student who is doing research in synthetic organic or inorganic chemistry. This award provides for a summer half-term stipend.

Jialiu Ma - Matzger Group

Margaret & Herman Sokol Graduate Summer Research Fellowship

Margaret and Herman (UM 1940 grad) established this fellowship for graduate students in chemistry in 1983. This award is given to a student who has shown excellence in research and provides for a summer half-term stipend. Mrs. Sokol through her estate has honored the Chemistry Department with a very generous endowment.

Alex Nett - Montgomery and Zimmerman Groups

Amy Speelman - Lehnert Group

Non-Departmental Awards

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

Haley Albright - Schindler Group

Joshua Damron - Ramamoorthy Group

Yvonne Deporre - Schindler Group

Sofiya Hlynchuk - Maldonado Group

Jacob Ludwig - Schindler Group

Theresa Williams - Stephenson Group

Eastman Chemical Summer Research Award

Nicole Camasso - Sanford Group

Training Grants

CBTP - Cellular Biotechnology Training Program

Katy Leng - Fierke Group

Rackham Graduate School Awards

Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

Eli Fahrenkrug - Maldonado Group

John Myers - Chen Group

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) International Student Research Fellowship

Garrett Goh - Brooks Group

Lipshutz, Ayers Host and Olcott Smith Award

Elizabeth Brown - Maldonado Group

Rackham International Student Fellowship

Ved Prakash Roy - Kubarych Group

Jia Hui Tay - Nagorny Group

Rackham Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award

Jordan Boothe - Wolfe Group

Rackham Science Awards

Stephen Ferguson -  Meyerhoff Group

Rosalyn Kent -  Matzger Group

Michael Lenard -  Geva Group

Gabriel Magallanes - Stephenson Group

Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant

Ahlam Armaly - Schindler Group

Bijay Bhattarai - Nagorny Group

Amy Bondy -  Ault Group

Eric Boone - Pratt Group

Junjie Chen - Banaszak Holl Group

Rebecca Craig - Ault Group

Joshua Demuth - Maldonado Group

Yvonne DePorre - Schindler Group

Phi Doan - Goodson Group

Joseph Eschweiler - Group

Renata Everett - Group

Joseph Furgal - Ruotolo Group

Daniel Gardner - Ault Group

Zachary Garlets - Wolfe Group

Emilia Groso - Schindler Group

Brett Hopkins - Wolfe Group

Andrew Hunt - Lehnert Group

Brian Larsen - Nagorny Group

Chang Lee - Kopelman Group

Luyao Ma - Maldonado Group

Nathaniel May - Pratt Group

Rachel Merzel - Banaszak Holl Group

Cameron Moore - Szymczak Group

Amit Pithadia - Fierke/Ramamoorthy Groups

Jefferson Plegaria - Pecoraro Group

Paul Riehl - Schindler Group

Ved Prakash Roy - Kubarych Group

Jessica Stachowski - Montgomery Group

One-Term Dissertation Awards

Henry Earle Riggs One-Term Dissertation Fellowship

Casey Dougherty – Banaszak Holl Group

Amit Pithadia - Fierke/Ramamoorthy Groups

Rackham One-Term Dissertation Fellowship

Brett Hopkins - Wolfe Group

Yi Liao - Biteen Group