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Awards and Honors

Table displays at a College of Science award ceremony.

The Department of Chemistry is proud to hold two annual awards ceremonies to celebrate individuals who have made exceptional contributions to our department!

Fall Gathering

The Fall Gathering acknowledges the teaching and service of our faculty and staff. It is generally held at the beginning of the new academic year.

Learn about the awards presented at the Fall Gathering 

Spring Awards Ceremony

The spring awards ceremony is our largest awards presentation of the year. It honors our graduate and undergraduate students for their excellence.

Graduate awards and fellowships

Departmental advisors nominate their graduate students for these summer awards and fellowships that cover salary for the summer months so students can focus on research. Funds for these various awards are generally provided by generous donations from alumni and friends of the department.

OSU undergraduate scholarships

OSU offers scholarships for first-year and transfer students to recognize their academic achievements. These include the Presidential Scholarship, Provost Scholarship, and the Diversity Achievement Scholarship.

Undergraduate of the Quarter

Each term, chemistry undergraduates are nominated by faculty, staff and students to be chosen for the Undergraduates of the Quarter award. From those nominations, two deserving undergraduates are chosen by the Head Undergraduate Advisor to receive this honor. Awardees are interviewed by the Department Head, featured on The Erlenmeyer Flask, and in the chemistry newsletter.