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Chemistry and Physics Student Awards

Student awards offer individuals the opportunity to showcase their talent before a wider body of viewers than just one’s professors and classmates and allows for healthy feedback and attention to be generated toward students for their hard work.

The Jim Braun Award for Excellence in Chemistry

Each Spring, The Award for Excellence in Chemistry is presented at the Clayton State University College of Arts & Sciences Honors Convocation to the chemistry student exhibiting potential for success in chemistry as designated by the chemistry faculty. The Award winner receives a cash award, individual plaque and his/her name permanently engraved on a perpetual plaque displayed in the Department of Chemistry & Physics office.

Students must meet the following criteria in order to be nominated for this award:

  • The student must have completed or will complete in the current semester all of the requirements for the chemistry major or chemistry minor with outstanding achievement in those courses as determined by the chemistry faculty.
  • The student must have demonstrated aptitude and enthusiasm toward chemistry.
  • The student must have active participation in departmental activities and events.
  • The student must have exhibited anticipated future success in Chemistry.
  • The student must be nominated by a Chemistry faculty member.
Year Award Winner
2020 Tiffany Barker
2019 Linda Ibarra Almodovar
2018 David EAP
2017 Diane Diatta
2016 Deidra Shorty
2015 Minh Tri Hoang Tran
2014 Lashaundra Ponder
2013 Marcus Bartlett
2012 Jennie Crisci
2011 Otega Edukuye
2010 Aaron B. Kirby
2009 Joseph P. Holak
2008 Rene A. Mussell
2007 Caroline B. Doty

CRC Press Chemistry Achievement Award

The CRC Press Chemistry Achievement Award is presented at the Clayton State University College of Arts and Sciences Honors Convocation to the most outstanding freshman chemistry student as designated by the chemistry faculty. The winner receives the CRC Press Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, a certificate and his/her name permanently engraved on a perpetual plaque displayed in the Department of Chemistry and Physics Office.

Students must meet the following criteria in order to be nominated for this award:

  • The student must have completed Chemistry 1211/L and Chemistry 1212/L sequence within the previous calendar year with a grade of A in both lecture courses
  • The student must have demonstrated aptitude and enthusiasm toward chemistry.
  • The student must be working toward their first baccalaureate degree.
  • The student must be nominated by a Chemistry faculty member.
Year Award Winner
2020 Beatriz Zabalegui Olalla
2019 Delia Dimaculangan
2018 Madison Miller
2017 Brock Parman
2016 Sally Carroll & Aleksi Tuominen
2015 Abdoulie Njie
2014 Ekta Parekh
2013 Steven Boothe
2012 Patricia Collins
2011 Kourtney Aylor
2010 Xuan Phuong Le
2009 Jenna M. Pair
2008 Matthew B. Shelnutt
2007 Brandon D. Rippy
2006 Julie J. Kornder
2005 Nikki T. Sawyer
2004 Aaron D. Ross
2003 Ashley E. Askew
2002 Jason A. Bell
2001 Tu N. Hoang
2000 Jacqueline M. Waldrop
1999 Christopher R. Cleven
1998 Catherine A. Pollard
1997 Jack