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Student Awards and Honors

Senior Honors (2013)

Joseph Zuyus was honored as the department's Outstanding Senior at the Annual Senior Honor Banquet and at convocation held in April and May 2013.

Senior Honors (2012)

Christine Fitzpatrick was honored as the department's Outstanding Senior at the Annual Senior Honor Banquet held in April 2012.

Senior Honors (2011)

Jen-Chou Wang (biochemistry and chemistry) was honored as the department's Outstanding Senior at the Annual Senior Honor Banquet held on April 15, 2011.

2011 Stetson Undergraduate Research and Creative Symposium

Jen-Chou Wang (biochemistry and chemistry) was the winner of a Maris Prize at SURCAS, held on April 19, 2011 for his poster presentation.

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Jen-Chou Wang (biochemistry and chemistry) - 2011 SURCAS Poster Presentation: "Detection of Bisphenol A in the Leachate from Storage Containers and the Possible Interaction between BPA and an Intracellular Target" (Ramee Indralingam, Ph.D.).

At the 2011 Academic Honors Convocation held on May 6, 2011, the following awards were presented to the following outstanding students from the Department of Chemistry:

  • Kyle Burton was awarded the ACS Award for Achievement in Inorganic Chemistry. The award is sponsored by the Division of Inorganic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society (ACS), and is given to a student who has demonstrated excellence in inorganic chemistry at the undergraduate level.
  • William Brady was awarded the ACS Award for Achievement in Analytical Chemistry. The award is sponsored by the Division of Analytical Chemistry of the ACS, and is given to a student who has demonstrated excellence in the analytical chemistry course.
  • Melissa Palmer was awarded the POLYED Award for Achievement in Organic Chemistry. The award is offered by the National Information Center for Polymer Education (POLYED), for outstanding performance in the two-semester Organic Chemistry sequence.
  • Amanda Forrest and Eric Hall were awarded the Chemical Rubber Corporation Award for achievement in General Chemistry. The award is a CRC Handbook of Physics and Chemistry, donated by CRC Press. It is given to a student who has taken the entire year's general chemistry sequence at Stetson University and had done outstanding work.

Distinguished Alumni and Guest Visitors in 2011

Shawn Campagna, Ph.D. of the University of Tennessee- Knoxville, visited on February 2, 2011. His talk was entitled, "Bacterial Quorum Sensing: Deciphering Interspecies Communication with Chemical Tools".

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