Departmental Awards

Chemistry 101: Introductory Chemistry Award

  • Since 2013, the faculty of the Chemistry Department have selected a student who has clearly demonstrated academic excellence in Introductory Chemistry (Chem 101) to be the Outstanding Introductory Chemistry Student of the year.  The following individuals have earned this honor.

    Chemistry 101 Award Recipients
    2019 Zhou Paris Glazzard
    2018  Austin Davis
    2017  Brian Wysel
    2016  Beth Connelly and Daisy O'Mahoney
    2015  Katrina Brunasso
    2014  William Keehn
    2013  Aeri Shore

Chemistry 104: General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry Award

  • Since 2013, the faculty of the Chemistry Department have selected a student who has clearly demonstrated academic excellence in General, Organic and Biological Chemistry (Chem 104) to be the Outstanding General, Organic and Biological Chemistry Student of the year.  The following individuals have earned this honor.

    Chemistry 104 Award Recipients
     2013 Pieter van Zyl
     2014  none given

Chemistry 155/156: General Chemistry Award

  • Since 1967, the faculty of the Chemistry Department have selected a student who has clearly demonstrated academic excellence in General Chemistry (Chem 155 and 156) to be the Outstanding General Chemistry Student of the year.  The following individuals have earned this honor.

    General Chemistry Award Recipients
    2020 Sara Saib
    2019 Kaitlin Williams
    2018 William Gonzalez
    2017 Ethan Edney
    2016 Marissa Condie
    2015 Joseph Monarres
    2014 Jeremy Cook
    2013 Daniel Anderson
    2012 Nathan Dailey
    2011 Payton Gordon
    2010 Lijuan Li
    2009 Scott Paulinski
    2008 Colin Purcell
    2007 Kathryn Fink
    2006 Kendahl Goldwater-Feldman
    2005 Adrienne Wrightson
    2004 Trina Kaufman
    2003 Yee-Wan Cheung
    2002 Robert Swift
    2001 Mary Pack
    2000 James Herning
    1999 Ashley Sanders Uptain
    1998 Elise Fairbairn
    1997 Andrea Stouffer
    1996 Truc Nguyen
    1995 Scott White
    1994 Patrick Owens
    1993 Mark Harvey
    1992 Aquila Chase
    1991 Steve Offerman
    1990 Maryann Simmons
    1989 Dana Fong
    1988 Richard Schaefer
    1987 Allen Meisner
    1986 Nhien Hong
    1985 Jeff Childers
    1984 Craig Lewis
    1983 Madeline Rasmuson
    1982 William Kern
    1981 Daryl Kirkby
    1980 Peter Davis
    1979 Kathlene McCaffrey
    1978 Tomas Carroll
    1976 James Baumbach
    1975 Ann Rosecrance
    1974 Jeff Curtis
    1973 Charles Rundgren
    1972 Ping Hang Tse
    1971 Michael Silvestri
    1970 Douglas Cook
    1969 John Hedgepeth
    1968 Robert Herming
    1967 Paul Hoss

Chemistry 211/212: Organic Chemistry Award

  • Since 1979, the faculty of the Chemistry Department have selected a student  (or students who share the award) who has clearly demonstrated academic excellence in Organic Chemistry (Chem 211, 212, 221 and 222) to be the Outstanding Organic Chemistry Student of the year.  The following individuals have earned this honor.

    Organic Chemistry Award Recipients
    2020 Katherine Vineall
    Anya Pesniak
    2019 Madeleine Babb
    2018  Jeffery Max Schrock
    2017 Davide Mannin
    2016 Grayson Cooke
    2015 Samuel Feinstein and Ethan Witt
    2014 Daniel Anderson and Andrew Palmer
    2013 David Rasicci
    2012 Heather Brady
    2011 Jason Gehrke
    2010 Gino Graziano
    2009 Kaelan Butler
    2008 Jacob Mercer
    2007 David Gerling
    2006 Kendahl Goldwater-Feldman
    2005 William Belcher
    2004 Louise Graham
    2003 Robert Swift
    2002 Gretchen Keller
    2001 Chris Caires
    2000 Ashley Sanders Uptain
    1999 Sara Signorelli
    1998 Azul Lewis
    1997 Brigitte Carreau
    1996 Kevin Owen
    1995 Cliff Ryan
    1994 Jennifer Robb
    1993 Paul Korver
    1992 Nadia Bissani-Ernst
    1991 Sara Gardiner
    1990 Dana Fong
    1989 Lynne Ducharme
    1988 Angela Belcher
    1987 Robert Decker
    1986 Bob Anderson
    1985 Jim Doohan
    1984 Robert Harrison
    1983 Sandy Ross
    1982 Joan Bremer
    1981 Richard Lain
    1980 Sunnie Skiles
    1979 Jonathan Comstock

Joseph P. Cosand Award

  • The Chemistry Department, in conjunction with the Physics and Earth Science Departments, offers the Joseph P. Cosand Award to honor the Outstanding Physical Sciences Student of the year.  The award was established in the name of Joseph P. Cosand, a former Superintendent/President of Santa Barbara City College and a scientist, to encourage students in the physical sciences.  A trophy inscribed with the names of previous winners of the award is on permanent display in the Physics Department.  The following individuals have earned this honor.

    Joseph P. Cosand Award Receipients
    2000 Ryan Lamore
    1995 Martha Wulftange
    1994 Mark Harvey
    1993 Ray Simmonds
    1992 Aquila Chase
    1991 David Lipson
    1990 Leslie Turrini
    1989 Chao-Hui Yang
    1988 Jeff Childers
    1987 Lori Wilson
    1986 Kathy Pickens
    1985 Craig Lewis
    1984 Ponna Pa
    1983 Tracy Karrer
    1982 Jan Schultz
    1981 Sunni Skiles
    1980 Susan Pounder
    1979 William Cushman
    1978 Darrell Teruya
    1977 Michael Burns
    1976 James Baumbach
    1975 Thomas Flynn
    1974 Marta Wolfe
    1972 James Campbell
    1971 Maureen Matthewson
    1970 Thomas Danenhower
    1968 Paul Corbett
    1967 Jack White
    1966 Lily Glockler
    1965 Larry Hughes
    1964 John Hogan
    1963 Ralph Leach