Student Awards

The Chemistry Department recognizes students who have demonstrated excellence in the study of chemistry.

Organic Chemistry Award

This award recognizes superior work in the area of organic chemistry.

ACS Award in Analytical Chemistry

Sponsored by the Analytical Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society, this award recognizes superior work in the area of analytical chemistry.
Seamus Frey '23

ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry

Sponsored by the Inorganic Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society, this award recognizes superior work in the area of inorganic chemistry.
Jeffrey Charles Price '22

ACS Award in Physical Chemistry

Sponsored by the Physical Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society, this award recognizes superior work in the area of physical chemistry.
Oliver Morgan Nix '22

ACS Maine Award

Sponsored by the Maine Section of the American Chemical Society, this award recognizes superior work by an outstanding graduating senior from the state of Maine.
Usira Ali '22

Philip W. Meserve Prize in Chemistry

Established in memory of Professor Philip Meserve '11, Bowdoin faculty from 1914-1940, this prize recognizes the excellent work of a junior who shows promise for the future.
Colleen Hughes McAloon '23

William Campbell Root Award

This prize recognizes senior chemistry majors who have provided service and support to chemistry at Bowdoin beyond the normal academic program.
Chess Ann Cawley '22

Kamerling Laboratory Award

Established in memory of Chemistry Professor Samuel Kamerling, Bowdoin College faculty member from 1934-1969, this award recognizes outstanding laboratory work in Organic Chemistry.
Charlie Henry McLarnon '24

First-Year Student Chemistry Achievement Award

Recognizing outstanding achievement and promise in chemistry, this award is sponsored by the CRC Press. Students are recognized based on their performance in chemistry laboratory courses.

General Chemistry
Jasmine Jia '25

Advanced Chemistry
Claire Alexandra Stoddard '25

First-Year Student Chemistry Laboratory Award

Recognizes outstanding performance by a first year student in the chemistry laboratory.

General Chemistry
Sophia Jutta Tottene-Darvas '25

Dana Walker Mayo Prize

Recognizes a Bowdoin College senior who has demonstrated exceptional motivation and potential for independent research in Chemistry or related scientific fields (natural sciences, mathematics, or computational sciences), with preference given to students who engage in interdisciplinary work and work that recognizes the importance of chemistry in the sciences.
Emily Pan '22