• Sophomore Achievement Award winners: Fan Liu, Michael Blaisse, Sid Creutz

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  • Senior Award winners: Emily Tsui, Jiho Lee, Chawita Netirojjanakul, Rishi Puram, George Zaidan (first row). Brian Sparling, Carter Lin, & Paresh Agarwal (back row)

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Chemistry awards

Alpha Chi Sigma--for distinguished scholastic achievement, originality and breadth of interest in chemistry
- Chawita Netirojjanakul '08, Washington, D.C.
- Emily Y. Tsui '08, Potomac, Md.

Chemistry Research Award--for outstanding contributions in the area of research
- Ziliang "Carter" Lin '08, Malden, Mass.
- Brian A. Sparling '08, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Service Award--for outstanding contributions in the area of service to the department
- Jiho Lee '08, South Korea

Merck Index Award--for outstanding scholarship
- Paresh Agarwal '08, Madison, Wis.
- Ziliang "Carter" Lin '08, Malden, Mass.
- Rishi Venkata Puram '08, Boston, Mass.
- Geroge S. Zadian '08, Bethesda, Md.

Hypercube Scholar Award--in recognition of outstanding contributions in the advancement of computational chemistry
- George S. Zaidan '08, Bethesda, Md.

ACS Analytical Chemistry Award--for achievement by a junior in analytical chemistry
- Veena Venkatachalam '09, Berkeley Heights, N.J.

Sophomore Achievement Award--for outstanding performance as a sophomore in academics, research and service to the department
- Michael R. Blaisse '10, Harrisburg, Pa.
- Sid E. Creutz '10, Earlysville, Va.
- Fan Liu '10, La Crescenta, Calif.

CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award--for outstanding academic achievement in chemistry
- Patricia A. Widener '10, Pittsford, N.Y.

Frederick D. Greene Teaching Award
- Brian A. Sparling '08, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
- George S. Zaidan '08, Bethesda, Md.

Outstanding Thesis Award
- Paresh Agarwal '08, Madison, Wis.

Strem Award--in recognition of the best undergraduate research presentation
- Mihai Duduta '10

Association of MIT Alumnae Senior Academic Award Nominee
- Emily Y. Tsui '08, Potomac, Md.

Arthur C. Smith Award--for meaningful contributions and devotion to undergraduate student life and learning at MIT
- Professor Sylvia T. Ceyer

Goodwin Medal--for a graduate student whose performance of teaching duties is "conspicuously effective over and above ordinary excellence"
- Christian Schubert G, Germany

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship--for an outstanding undergraduate college student pursuing a career in the fields of science, math or engineering
- Annelise Beck '09, Minnetrista, Minn.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 4, 2008 (download PDF).

Topics: Chemistry and chemical engineering, Awards, honors and fellowships

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