Honors Convocation
 

Awards in Natural Science and Math

Biology

Dowd-Lester Award
Established in honor of the Dowd and Lester families to recognize an outstanding senior biology major or combined major.

Donald W. Pyle Memorial Award
Established in memory of Donald W. Pyle, assistant professor of biology, 1977–1979, to recognize outstanding student research in biology.


Chemistry

The Charlotte W. Fahey Prize
Established in honor of Charlotte W. Fahey, professor of chemistry, 1937–1975, by her colleagues and friends, and awarded annually to two outstanding seniors in the Department of Chemistry.


Environmental Studies and Sciences

Environmental Studies and Sciences Faculty Awards
Awarded to two outstanding graduating seniors, one in each track of the environmental studies and sciences major, who, through academic achievement, community engagement, and leadership, demonstrate exceptional promise in addressing environmental issues.


Exercise Science

Margaret Paulding Award in Exercise Science
Established in memory of Margaret Paulding, professor of physical education, 1937–1973, and chair of the Department of Physical Education and Dance, 1958–1968, to recognize outstanding student research in exercise sciences.


Geosciences

Roy T. Abbott III '78 Memorial Prize
Awarded to the senior geosciences major who has demonstrated the most enthusiasm and improvement in the undergraduate program.


Mathematics and Computer Science

Robert and Marcia DeSieno Prize for Excellence in Mathematics and Computer Science
Established by Professor of Computer Science Robert P. DeSieno, who joined the faculty in 1983, and Marcia Barrett DeSieno, and awarded annually two students who display excellence, one in the study of mathematics and one in the study of computer science.

Gladys Gillman Taylor '48 Prize in Mathematics
Awarded to a junior or senior in mathematics or computer science for outstanding creative work. This work may be of various types, including independent or joint research, problem-solving, software design, presentations at meetings, participation in competitions, or other activities that contribute to the intellectual life of the department.


Neuroscience

Hartnett Prize in Neuroscience
Established in honor of Bill and Teresa Hartnett, who were strong proponents of undergraduate education, by their daughter, Professor of Psychology Mary Ann Foley, and awarded annually to a senior who conducts neuroscience research of outstanding quality.


Physics

Eleanor A. Samworth Prize in Physics
Established in honor of Eleanor A. Samworth, professor of chemistry, 1964–1994, by her colleagues and friends, and awarded to an outstanding senior major in physics.


Psychology

Amy Eisenberg '72 Memorial Award
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Stanford E. Eisenberg in memory of their daughter, Amy Eisenberg '72, and awarded to a junior or senior who submits a proposal for research in educational psychology.

Michele Kelly '72 Memorial Award
Established by Amy Eisenberg in honor of Michele Kelly, and awarded annually to a student in the Department of Psychology on the basis of excellence in independent research within the department.

Krawiec Psychology Prize
Established in honor of Theophile S. Krawiec, professor of psychology, 1945–1978, and awarded to a psychology major at the end of the junior year who has achieved excellence in work in the field.

Krawiec Scholar
Established in honor of Theophile S. Krawiec, professor of psychology, 1945–1978, and awarded annually to a graduating psychology major to support advanced study in the field.

Caren Lane Sass '35 Award in Psychology
Established by Doris Hochstadter Haas '35, in memory of her classmate Caren Lane Sass '35, and awarded to the senior major in the Department of Psychology who shows great promise for future achievement.

 

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