Student Awards

Every spring, undergraduate students are recognized for their leadership and academic contributions to the department. The following awards are given at an event following Practice School presentations:

  • AIChE Activity Award - for outstanding contributions to the profession (chosen by student chapter)
  • AIChE Senior Scholarship Award - awarded to the senior with the highest average
  • Francis M Taylor Award - awarded to a senior for outstanding citizenship based upon professional attitudes and accomplishments, ability to interact with colleagues and faculty, and positive contributions to departmental and university programs (chosen by faculty)
  • American Institute of Chemists Student Award - awarded to outstanding senior for having demonstrated leadership ability, character, high scholastic standing and potential for advancement in their chosen profession (chosen by faculty)
  • AIChE Junior Scholarship Award - awarded to the junior with the highest scholastic average during their freshman and sophomore years
  • Randall K. Nichols Award - awarded to the junior who, according to the dean and faculty, has special talents; awarded to two students who have completed the second semester of the junior year (awarded by faculty)
  • Chevron Undergraduate Award - awarded to the two students who have completed second semester of the junior year and have the highest scholastic average
  • Student Practice Award - awarded to the best Practice School group (chosen by faculty)
  • R.V. Bailey Teacher of the Year Award - awarded to an outstanding professor (chosen by students)
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant - awarded to an outstanding teaching assistant (chosen by students)