Students in the School of Humanities and Sciences excel academically, pursuing challenging upper-level courses in their major and minor areas of study and undertaking research and honors projects that reflect their commitment to learning and their desire to push the knowledge frontier in a wide variety of disciplines.
We also recognize students’ dedication by awarding prizes based on academic excellence and by offering competitive grants to support students who undertake special academic projects. Some of these opportunities are offered at the School level, but most are offered by the departments within the School. Awards and grants attest to the academic accomplishments of our students.
Student Awards 2014
Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program has named Rachel Snyder '15 as a Goldwater Scholar for her academic and research achievements in the natural sciences. One of only 283 scholars selected from colleges and universities across the country. Created to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering, the Goldwater Scholars program is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields.
Dr. Glenn C. Vogel and Dr. Marjorie R. Chelly (`94) Endowed Scholarship Award
We want to specifically acknowledge Dr. Majorie Chelly (`94), who established the Dr. Glenn C. Vogel and Dr. Majorie R. Chelly award. This award is given to a student that embodies Dr. Chelly’s tremendous work ethic, and has achieved excellence through extraordinary effort. The award will be used to fund the recipient's travel to a national conference. The inaugural award was given to Max Klemes `14, a senior biochemistry major who will be presenting his research with Professor Scott Ulrich at the ACS conference in New Orleans in April. Congratulations to Kevin! And another huge thank you to Dr. Chelly for her generous support of the IC chemistry program.
The Heinz and Judy Koch Award
The Heinz and Judy Koch Research Award, an endowed fund established to support undergraduate research during the summer. Specifically, the award represents a generous summer stipend for one outstanding undergraduate who plans to do research in collaboration with an IC faculty member over the summer. The award is competitive, and winning it is considered a big honor. Katrina Piemonte ’16 was our recipient this year, under the supervision of Professor Vincent DeTuri!
American Chemical Society (ACS) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship award (SURF)
SURF is Awarded to an outstanding undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry student. It is a very competitive fellowship awarded on the merits of students' research proposals, academic records, faculty recommendations and their passion for laboratory science. Congratulations to recipient Kaitlyn DeHority '16.
American Chemical Society (ACS) Outstanding First-Year Chemistry Award
The Cornell Section ACS Award recognizes the top student at the end of their first year in Chemistry. Colleen Feeney’16 and Katrina Piemonte’16 are the recipients of the ACS award. This award is intended to help pay for books needed to further the recipient's studies in Chemistry or Biochemistry.
Larry Metzger, M.S. '87 Memorial Scholarship Award:
Reyal Hoxie '15 is the recipient of the Larry Metzger, M.S. '87, Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded annually to a rising junior or senior majoring in biology, biochemistry, or chemistry who intends to pursue an advan-ced degree in science other than medicine.
Russell Drago Chemistry Award
Rachel Snyder '15 is the recipient of the Drago Chemistry Award. This award is given to a rising senior based on academic achievement, laboratory skills, promise in the field of Chemistry and recommendations by the faculty of the Department of Chemistry.
Chemistry Book Award
Kaitlyn DeHority '16 is the recipient of the Chemistry Book Award. Kaitlyn is a Chemistry major who is a rising junior and was identified as the top student in Organic II, Experimental Chemistry II, Quantitative Chemistry and Experimental II.
Sustained Record of Excellence Award
Emily Hensler '14The Sustained Record of Excellence Award is selected by Chemistry faculty members and is given to a senior that has exhibited an ongoing record of excellence over all four years of their college career.