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.

About Andrew:

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:

Dean's List

ACS Analytical Chemistry Undergraduate Award

Oracle Honor Society

Sigma Xi Honor Society

Scholar Athlete 

Liberty League All Academic Team

Shirley Hockett Scholarship


Ithaca College Summer Scholars Grant


Previous Award Recipients

2018: Anthony DiBernardo & Kito Gilbert-Bass

2017: Noah A. Budin

2016: Benjamin C. Morse 

2015: Kaitlyn DeHority & Connor Shea

2014:  Rachael Snyder

2013: Carina Chittim

2012: Kathleen Sampson & Christine Gomes

2011: Robert Hoyuela

2010: Juan Duchimaza & Anthony Farrari

2008: Melissa Martin

2007: Amanda Kowalsick

2006: Josh Mesland

2004: Michael Sangi & Mathew Sprague

2002: Shannon Werner

2001:  William Pomerantz

2000: Teresa Porri

1999: Neal Abrams

1997: Brain Mruk

1995: David Finger

1994: Rachael Sawyer