Student Awards 2012

Established in 1997, The Beckman Scholars Program is an invited program and provides scholarships that contribute significantly in advancing the education, research training and personal development of select students in chemistry, biochemistry, and the biological and medical sciences. The sustained, in-depth undergraduate research experiences and comprehensive faculty mentoring are unique in terms of program scope, content and level of scholarship awards. Thomas Aldridge and Russell Thompson

Outstanding Senior Thesis Prize:
Emily Putnam

Chemist Graduates – High Distinction:
Thomas Aldrich, Alix Chan, Veerasak Srisuknimit, Russell Thompson, Mary Van Vleet, and Jonathon Witte

Chemist Graduates – Distinction:
Ryan Brewster, Eun Young Ham, Malous Kossarian, Kim Quach, John Robinson, and Vincent Shieh

Chemistry Departmental Honors:
Thomas Aldrich, Ryan Brewster, Alix Chan, John Robinson, Veerasak Srisuknimit, Mary Van Vleet, and Jonathon Witte

The Dotty and Art Campbell Prize
was created by friends to honor Dorothy C. and J. Arthur Campbell. Their commitment to Harvey Mudd College began at its opening in 1957. This prize acknowledges the great contributions of the Campbells, and honors a senior chemist for his/her achievement and promise: Jonathon Witte

The William G. Sly Prize
was donated by friends to honor Bill “The Snowman” Sly. Throughout his 34 years at HMC, Bill displayed a depth of understanding and love of learning that were an inspiration to colleagues and students alike. This prize honors a junior chemist who exemplifies the curiosity, intellectual integrity, and enthusiasm that Bill brought to his teaching and research: Veerasak Srisuknimit and Mary Van Vleet

Harald V. Johnson P70 Memorial Prize for Effective Communication of Chemistry
recognizes a student who has done an outstanding job of communicating chemistry to the general public or the world outside Harvey Mudd College: Emily Putnam

Department Service Award
recognizes senior chemist(s) for extraordinary service to the Department of Chemistry, its students, and faculty:
Veerasak Srisuknimit and Mary Van Vleet

American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Award
is to encourage a student’s interest in analytical chemistry and to recognize students who display an aptitude for a career in this field: John Robinson

American Chemical Society Divison of Inorganic Chemistry Award
recognizes a student that has demonstrated excellence in inorganic chemistry at the undergraduate level and should have future plans that include a career in chemistry:Jonathon Witte

American Chemical Society Division Of Polymer Chemistry Award
aims to honor students at the sophomore/junior level for achievement in a basic chemistry course and to call students’ attention to the field of polymer chemistry: Veersak Srisuknimit

The American Institute of Chemists Foundation, Inc.
honors outstanding seniors that demonstrated a record of ability, leadership, and professional promise in chemistry: Alix Chan

Chemical Rubber Company (CRC) Press Freshman Chemistry Achievement
is based on outstanding academic freshman achievement in chemistry: Veerask Srisuknimit

Phi Lambda Upsilon (Honorary Chemical Society)
aims and purposes the promotion of high scholarship and original investigation in all branches of pure and applied chemistry: Thomas Aldrich, Alix Chan, Veerasak Srisuknimit, Russell Thompson, Mary Van Vleet, and Jonathon Witte