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Student Awards and News

Congratulations to Arunoday Bhan for receiving “UT-Arlington's Best presentation award” at UT-Metroplex Day, 2013

 

Congratulations to the following students for receiving following awards from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2013.

Sabra Ramirez (Faculty mentor: Dr. Schug): President’s Poster Award for Undergraduate Poster Presentation

William Rush Scaggs (Faculty mentor: Dr. Jeon): Graduate Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Afternoon Oral Presentation

Hui Fan (Faculty mentor: Dr. Schug): President’s Award for Graduate Afternoon Oral Presentation

Nagham Alatrash (Faculty mentor: Dr. MacDonnell): President’s Poster Award for Graduate Poster Presentation

Tijani Osumah (Faculty mentor: Dr. Johnson-Winters): Graduate Dean’s Poster Award for Graduate Poster Presentation

Alexa Dean: The CRC Handbook Award for Outstanding Freshman

Ruona Ebiai: The Robert F. Francis Award for Outstanding Sophomore

Hiep Nguyen: The R. L. Hoyle Award for Outstanding Junior

Akinde Kadjo: The John T. Murchison Award for Outstanding Senior

Khoa Nguyen: The American Chemical Society Award for Outstanding Chemistry & Biochemistry Major

Hassan Kanani: The Outstanding Chemistry Clinic Tutor Award

Clifford “CJ” Bautista: Chemistry and Biochemistry Society Outstanding Member Award

John Gurak: Undergraduate Research Award

Prajay Patel: Daniel & Linda Armstrong Scholarship

John Gurak: Daniel & Linda Armstrong Scholarship

Jonathan Thacker: Sharon & Donald L. Jernigan Chemistry Scholarship

Hassan Kanani: Sharon & Donald L. Jernigan Chemistry Scholarship

Khoa Nguyen: Dennis S. Marynick Scholarship

Junhee Park: Ash Grove Cement Excellence Scholarship

Mayokun Olanipekun: Ash Grove Cement Excellence Scholarship

Lauren Apgar: John T. Murchison Scholarship

Tony “Danny” Nguyen: John T. Murchison Scholarship

Nicole Khatibi: Graduate Teaching Award

Shuai Chen: President Spaniolo Graduate Research Award

C. Phillip Shelor: Charles K. Baker Fellowship Award

Congratulations to Pinaki Bose for graduation and for being highlighted in Star Telegram. For details see "http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/05/11/3954771/new-college-graduates-with-diverse.html#storylink=cpy"

Congratulations to the following students for receiving various awards from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2012.

Andra Carter: ACS Meeting-in-Miniature Award recipient 2012

Sam Yang: ACES Graduate Presentation, Provost’s Award

Tony Nguyen: ACES Undergraduate Poster Presentation Honorable Mention

Daria Zhukova: The CRC Handbook Award for Outstanding Freshman

John Gurak: The Robert F. Francis Award for Outstanding Sophomore

Jonathan Thacker: The R. L. Hoyle Award for Outstanding Junior

Sarah Hughes: The John T. Murchison Award for Outstanding Senior

Catrina Campbell: Chemistry and Biochemistry Society Outstanding Member Award

Steven Poteet: Undergraduate Teaching Award

Omobonike Osunloye: Undergraduate Research Award

Joshua Crowell: Graduate Teaching Award

C. Phillip Shelor: Graduate Research Award

Congratulations to Moustafa Shabana for winning the the ACES award (sustainability award) for best graduate presentation on 2010. Moustafa Shabana is a graduate student working with Professor Krishnan Rajeswar.

Congratulations to Shuai Chen for winning the graduate research presentation award from the American Chemical Society Meeting in Miniature in 2011. Shuai Chen is a graduate student working with Professor Frank Foss.

 

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Awards  2009-2010


The CRC Handbook Award for Outstanding Freshman

        Robert Rayford 

The CRC Press sponsors a national award which honors the top Freshman Chemistry majors at universities throughout the United State.  This year’s recipient is Robert Rayford, who is doing undergraduate research with Professor Kevin Schug and who intends to eventually earn a Ph.D. in Chemistry.

 

The Robert F. Francis Award for Outstanding Sophomore

        Victor Ngo 

Victor Ngo is receiving the Robert F. Francis Award for outstanding Sophomore.  He is a Biochemistry major and he is currently involved in undergraduate research in Professor Dan Armstrong’s lab.

 

The R. L. Hoyle award for Outstanding Junior

        Beatriz Garcia-Barboza

Our outstanding junior is Beatriz Garcia-Barboza.  Her goal is to enter an M.D./Ph.D. program and eventually specialize in Clinical Pathology.

 

The John T. Murchison Award for Outstanding Senior

        Duncan Sloan

Duncan Sloan, this year’s outstanding Senior, will receive two degrees in May:  a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Biochemistry.  He is a former United States Navy Corpsman, and his hometown is Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

The American Chemical Society Award for Outstanding

Chemistry/Biochemistry Major

        Michael Wey 

Each year the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society honors the top UT-Arlington Chemistry or Biochemistry Major, and Michael Wey was selected for this award.  Michael is a very productive research scientist in Professor Heo’s lab, and he works as a Tutor in the Chemistry Clinic.

 

Outstanding Chemistry Clinic Tutor Award

        Andy Seal

Andy Seal is receiving this year’s Outstanding Chemistry Clinic Tutor Award.  Andy is a very patient and conscientious tutor.  He has been an undergraduate TA during the past year and has established a reputation as a tutor and a TA who will go the extra mile to ensure that his students understand and are successful.

 

Chemistry and Biochemistry Society Outstanding Member Award

        Chris Parikh 

Chris Parikh, the current President of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Society, was selected by the faculty sponsors to receive the Outstanding Member Award.  In nominating him for this award, Professor Kevin Schug spoke of Chris revitalizing the Society and getting the society involved in community service activities.

 

Undergraduate Teaching Award

        Cynthia Griffith 

Cynthia Griffith, the first in her family to receive a college degree, has been very productive in research with Professor Fred MacDonnell.  In her ground-breaking research, she has made preliminary findings to determine the mechanistic pathway of a potential anti-metastatic Ruthenium Complex.  This research is expected to be published in a prestigious JACS publication.

 

ACS 2010 Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry

        Lauren Tedmon

Lauren Tedmon was selected by the Analytical Chemistry Faculty to receive the ACS 2010 Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry.  Her current research in Professor Kevin Schug’s lab deals with differentiating steroid hormone metabolites using tandem mass spectrometry.

 

Undergraduate Research Award

        Steven Poteet

Steven Poteet, this year’s undergraduate research award winner, presented his research earlier this year at the American Chemical Society National meeting in Anaheim California.

 

Sharon and Donald Jernigan Scholarship

        Jonathan Yang

Jonathan Yang has been selected to receive the Sharon and Donald Jernigan Scholarship for $500.  He is a Junior Chemistry major, and his goal is to attend Pharmacy School at Texas Tech.

 

Dennis S. Marynick Scholarship

        Pinaki Bose

Pinaki Bose is this year’s recipient of the Dennis S. Marynick Scholarship for $500.  Pinaki’s goal is to enter an M.D./ Ph.D. program and do medical research.

 

Daniel and Linda Armstrong Award

        Nam Tran

The Daniel and Linda Armstrong Award, established by our own Welch Chair in Chemistry, Professor Dan Armstrong, goes to Nam Tran.  Nam maintains a 4.0 Grade Point Average, and he was last year’s Outstanding Chemistry Freshman.

 

John T. Murchison Scholarship

        Catrina Campbell and Tijani Osumah

The John T. Murchison Scholarship , worth $4000, is being awarded to two students this year:  Catrina Campbell and Tijani Osumah.

 

Graduate Teaching Award

        Charles Phillip Shelor

This year’s Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award goes to Phillip Shelor.  He has been an outstanding TA in our Physical Chemistry lab.

 

Graduate Research Award

Yongjing “Lillian” Chen

Lillian Chen is receiving the Graduate Research Award.  Her research was instrumental in obtaining a patent of “Electrodialytic Membrane Suppressors for Ion Chromatography Make Programmable Buffer Generators”.

 

Charles K. Baker Character Fellowship

        Doug Carlton and Joe Aslan

The Charles K. Baker Character Fellowship was established by a UT-Arlington Alumnus who was strongly influenced by a Chemistry graduate student, Chip Baker.  This year, the Fellowship is awarded to two Chemistry Graduate students:  Doug Carlton and Joe Aslan.

 

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