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ACS Cornell Section Undergraduate Research Award

The ACS Cornell Section Undergraduate Research Award is given to a senior undergraduate student in the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology who has excelled in research and plans to pursue graduate studies in the field.

Recent ACS Cornell Section Undergraduate Research Awards

George C. Caldwell Prize

The George C. Caldwell Prize was established in 1913 with a gift from Grace Caldwell Chamberlain and Francis Cary Caldwell in memory of their father, Prof. George Chapman Caldwell, who was a Professor of Chemistry at Cornell from 1867-1902. This prize is awarded annually to two senior Chemistry & Chemical Biology majors who have demonstrated general excellence.

Recent George C. Caldwell Prizes

Frank L. & Lynnet Douglas Fellowship for Underrepresented Minority Undergraduate Summer Research

The Frank L. & Lynnet Douglas Fellowship aims to recruit and provide financial spport (for summer undergraduate research) to underrepresented minority undergraduates in Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Molecular Biology, and Biochemistry.

Recent Frank L. & Lynnet Douglas Fellowships

Hill Fellowship for Undergraduate Summer Research

The Hill Fellowship provides financial spport (for summer undergraduate research) to students interested in any subdiscipline of Chemistry & Chemical Biology. Recipients of the Hill Fellowship will be selected based on academic ability, research aptitude, and financial need.

Recent Hill Fellowship Award Winners

Hypercube Scholar Award

The Hypercube Scholar Award for scholastic excellence in Chemistry & Chemical Biology was established in 1998 by Hypercube Inc. and consists of a certificate and the newest version of the HyperChem software package. This award is given to a senior Chemistry & Chemical Biology major who has demonstrated excellence in courses and research as well as an interest in the field of Computational Chemistry/Molecular Modeling.

Recent Hypercube Scholar Awards

Harold Adlard Lovenberg Prize

The Harold Adlard Lovenberg Prize was established in 1931 with a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Oscar F. Lovenberg in memory of their son, Harold Adlard Lovenberg, who graduated with a B.Chem. from Cornell in 1925. This prize is awarded annually to a junior Chemistry & Chemical Biology major who has demonstrated general excellence.

Recent Harold Lovenberg Prizes

Leo & Berdie Mandelkern Prize

The Leo & Berdie Mandelkern Prize was established in 1991 with a gift from Leo Mandelkern (AB ’42, PhD ’49) and his wife, Berdie. This prize is awarded annually to an outstanding senior Chemistry & Chemical Biology major who will go on to graduate study in the fields of Chemistry or Biochemistry.

Recent Leo & Berdie Mandelkern Prizes

Merck Index Award

The Merck Index Award is presented to two outstanding senior Chemistry & Chemical Biology majors and consists of a Merck Index with the name of the recipient imprinted in gold.

Recent Merck Index Awards

J. Emory Morris Undergraduate Research Award

The J. Emory Morris Award provides financial spport (for summer undergraduate research) to students who show academic promise in Chemistry & Chemical Biology and are pursuing a full-time summer research experience.

Recent J. Emory Morris Undergraduate Research Awards

Robert W. Work Award for Undergraduate Research

The Robert W. Work Award provides financial spport (for summer undergraduate research) to students in the field of Polymer Chemistry.

Recent Robert W. Work Awards

Darryl H. Wu Award

The Darryl H. Wu Award was established in 2017 with a gift from William Wu and Monica Sung in memory of their son, Darryl H. Wu, a student at Cornell who loved learning in a variety of fields and excelled in his studies in Chemistry. This award is given annually to sophomore or junior Chemistry & Chemical Biology majors who have shown a passion for Chemistry and demonstrated consistent academic excellence.

Recent Darryl H. Wu Awards