Student Awards

ChBE Undergrads Win at Research Symposium

May 23, 2013

Congratulations to ChBE undergraduates Taylor Kennedy, Anna McLeland and Kayla Weston who won awards at the Discovery Learning Research Symposium in April. 

Ben Mead and Brandon Lin Chosen as Distinguished Seniors

April 25, 2013

Congratulations to ChBE undergraduates Benjamin Mead and Brandon Lin, who were chosen by the department to be recognized at the April 26 Awards Banquet as Distinguished Seniors.

Brittany Earle and Jeni Sorli

Brittany Earle and Jeni Sorli Win Goldwater Scholarships

April 12, 2013

Undergraduate students Brittany Earle and Jeni Sorli have been selected to receive prestigious national Goldwater Scholarships. Only three such scholarships were awarded to CU-Boulder students this year.

The scholarships are worth up to $7,500 and recognize sophomores and juniors who have achieved high academic merit and who are expected to be leaders in their fields.

Justine Roberts

Justine Roberts Awarded Whitaker Fellowship

April 4, 2013

Congratulations to graduate student Justine Roberts, who received post-doctoral funding as a Whitaker Scholar to develop and investigate controlled release of biologics (drugs) from hydrogels for chronic wound healing with Laura Poole-Warren and Penny Martens at the University of New South Wales in Australia.

Justine is currently advised by Stephanie Bryant.


Torrie Aston

Torrie Aston wins AIChE Reaction Engineering Division poster competition

January 14, 2013

Congratulations to Torrie Aston, who took 1st Place in the AIChE Chemical Reaction Engineering Division Graduate Student Poster Competition held in Pittsburgh, PA in November, 2012.

Saikripa Radhakrishnan

UG Saikripa Radhakrishnan wins Genentech Outstanding Student Award

January 4, 2013

Congratulations to ChBE undergraduate junior Saikripa Radhakrishnan, who won the 2012-13 Genentech Outstanding Student Award. This award includes both a cash prize and an optional summer internship. No stranger to awards, Sai has also been the recipient of a Goldwater Scholarship.

Kayla Weston takes 1st Place in the large Fuels, Petrochemicals and Energy poster competition at the 2012 AIChE National Conference

January 4, 2013

Kayla Weston, an undergraduate junior conducting research in the labs of Al Weimer, won for her poster titled “A Comparison of Two-step Concentrated Solarthermal Water Splitting Materials”. Congratulations to her Ph.D. student mentor, Christopher Muhich, as well.

Aaron Palumbo

Aaron Palumbo awarded 2nd prize in the Sustainability and Sustainable Biorefineries poster session at the 2012 AIChE National Conference

January 4, 2013

Aaron Palumbo, a graduate student in the Weimer group, won for his poster titled “Co-utilization of Methane in Steam-biomass Gasification using Concentrated Solar Energy”.

Staci Van Norman

Staci Van Norman wins 3rd prize at the Particle Technology Forum poster session at the AIChE National Conference

January 4, 2013

Van Norman, a graduate student in the Weimer group, won for her poster titled “Thin Film, Big Difference – Atomic Layer Deposition Functionalized Oxide and Polymer Particles”.

Tyler Martin Awarded Teets Family Endowed Doctoral Fellowship

November 10, 2012

Tyler Martin, a second year graduate student in the Jayaraman research group, was awarded the Teets Family Endowed Doctoral Fellowship by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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