2018 Student Research Awards

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EAS continues to actively support a Student Research Awards program to recognize students involved in research in the broad field of analytical chemistry. We have expanded the Student Research Awards to include both graduate and undergraduate students. In the spring of each year, we encourage professors to identify undergraduate Juniors in college and graduate students who demonstrate special talent in research. Nomination criteria include excellent grades, appraisals of how the students handle their investigations, their approach and how they resolve problems and publicly disseminate their work.  For more information on nominating a student, click here.

In 2018, four undergraduates and four graduate students have been selected based on these criteria to receive EAS Student Research Awards. The following outstanding students have been chosen from a very worthy field of candidates:


Jessica Duong
Trinity College
Nominated by Prof. Michelle Kovarik

Kaylie Kirkwood
North Carolina State University 
Nominated by Prof. David Muddiman

Erin Katz
Drexel University
Nominated by Prof. Peter DeCarlo

Megan Ogorchock
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Nominated by Prof. Gary Glish


Emmalyn Dupree
 Clarkson University
Nominated by Prof. Costel Darie

James Keating
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Nominated by Prof. Gary Glish

Marcie Wiggins
University of Delaware
Nominated by Prof. Karl Booksh

Shachi Mittal 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nominated by Prof. Rohit Bhargava

 The Governing Board of the 2018 EAS congratulates
these awardees for their outstanding achievements.

 The Student Awardees’ posters will be presented on Tuesday, November 13, in the Poster Area from 12:00pm – 1:30pm