Each year the Department collects nominations for the following Undergraduate awards. The deadline to submit nominees for Department review is Monday, March 4th. Please submit your nominations through the EEE Scout form. If you have any questions please contact Morgan Sibley (msibley@uci.edu).  

Nomination Form: https://scout.eee.uci.edu/s/Chem-Ugrad-Nom2 

Award Title Description
Don L Bunker Emphasizes outstanding undergrad Research from a senior chemistry major planning to pursue graduate work in chemistry. Monetary Award. 
Pfizer - UCI Undergraduate Research Award in Organic Chemistry Awarded to an undergraduate for research in Organic Chemistry. Monetary Award. 
Outstanding Senior  Highest GPA overall for a Chemistry or Biochemistry & Molecular Biology major with vested interest in the Chemistry Department, performance in research and major. Monetary Award.
Undergraduate Research / Departmental Service Given to a senior Chemistry major with high GPA overall for undergraduate research or departmental service. Recipient will receive a monetary award, honors at PS ceremony, honors at graduation, and Phi Lambda Upsilon nomination. 
American Institute of Chemists  Given to an outstanding senior chemistry major with a high overall GPA  and high GPA in their chemistry courses. This award recognizes potential advancement of the chemistry profession based on demonstrated record of leadership, ability, character, and scholastic achievement. Recipient receives a certificate and a one-year free student associate 
membership to AIC, honors at graduation, and Phi Lambda Upsilon nomination. 
CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Award Outstanding freshman in either the Chem H2ABC and Chem 1ABC series courses. 
Royal Society of Chemistry Certificate of Excellence – Formerly the “Merck Index Award” For outstanding performance in sophomore organic chemistry series based on scholastic achievement. Recipient will receive the Merck Index.
ACS - Orange County 

This award recognizes an outstanding UCI chemistry undergraduate, either Sr or Jr status who has excelled in the classroom and the laboratory during their career here. Awardee is chosen based on overall GPA, GPA in chem courses and performance in research. Recipient receives his or her name on the Chemistry Dept. plaque, expenses paid for the ACS-OC 
dinner, honors at graduation, and Phi Lambda Upsilon nomination. 

ACS Division of Organic Chemistry  This award is intended to recognize senior students who display a significant aptitude for organic chemistry and to encourage further interest in the field. Recipient receives an award letter and certificate. 
ACS Division of Organic Chemistry (PolyEd) An award for outstanding performance by an undergraduate chemistry major in the organic course sequence. Recipient receives an award letter and certificate. 
ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Given to the student who exhibits outstanding performance in analytical chemistry. Awardee must be at Jr status, and should have completed Chem M3LC in the prior Summer or Fall quarter. Recipient receives an award letter and certificate. 
ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Student demonstrated excellence in inorganic chemistry at the undergraduate level and have future plans that include a career in Chemistry. Student chosen based on any combination of research, coursework or motivation/interest dedication. Recipient receives a personalized certificate and a letter of commendation signed by the Chair of the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry.
ACS Division of Physical Chemistry To recognize outstanding achievement by undergraduate students in physical chemistry, and to encourage further pursuits in the field. Student will have demonstrated excellence in physical chemistry and related fields based on research, coursework, and/or dedication.
ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry The Division of Environmental Chemistry sponsors annual awards to full-time undergraduate students currently enrolled in an education institution program in chemistry, environmental engineering or other programs emphasizing environmental chemistry. These students must have completed one full year of study at their current institution by the date of announcement of the awards (May). 
Hypercube Scholar Program Given to a student who has demonstrated excellence in computer applications in chemistry.

 

Please note the following awards are handled outside of the Chemistry Student Award Nomination process: