Andrew McCabe 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.
As soon as I was old enough to be in school I knew that I loved science. While my childhood dreams of being a paleontologist have faded with time, my love of the subject hasn't. I knew by the time I was in high school that I wanted to teach, and have since reinforced that by taking up a position TAing Principles of Chemistry for Janet Hunting. I have worked in multiple labs at IC, initially Akiko Fillinger's lab studying the generation of hydrogen peroxide from a copper oxide film, and more recently in Mike Haaf's lab studying the potential of 1-hydrosilatrane as a reducing agent for enantioselective epoxide opening reactions. I spent a summer working with Professor Nick Race at the University of Minnesota studying the catalytic potential of N-Heterocyclic Carbenes. Upon graduation from IC I intend to continue in academia by entering graduate school.
Other Academic Achievements:
ACS Analytical Chemistry Undergraduate Award
Oracle Honor Society
Sigma Xi Honor Society
Liberty League All Academic Team
Shirley Hockett Scholarship
NSF REU Grant
Ithaca College Summer Scholars Grant