2016 Student Awards

Sponsored by Merck & Co.

EAS continues to actively support a Student Awards program to recognize students involved in research in the broad field of analytical chemistry. We have expanded the Student 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 2016, four undergraduates and four graduate students have been selected based on these criteria to receive EAS Student Awards. The following outstanding students have been chosen from a very worthy field of candidates:


Emily Kurfman
Furman University
Nominated by Prof. John Wheeler

Cannon Giglio
University of Delaware
Nominated by Prof. Steve Brown

Dominika Houserova
University of South Alabama
Nominated by Prof. Alexandra Stenson

Christopher Caroff
Westminster College
Nominated by Prof. Helen Boylan Funari


Nuwan Bandara
 University of Rhode Island
Nominated by Prof. Jason R. Dwyer

Scott Crawford
University of Pittsburgh
Nominated by Prof. Jill Millstone

Joe Smith
University of Delaware
Nominated by Prof. Karl Booksh

Cheng Yang 
University of Virginia
Nominated by Prof. B. Jill Venton

 The Governing Board of the 2016 EAS congratulates
these awardees for their outstanding achievements.

 The Student Awardees’ posters will be presented on Tuesday, November 15, in the Poster Area in the Exhibit Hall from 12:00pm – 1:30pm