In a recent departmental event associated with UGA Commencement 2021, the Department of Chemistry announced its Graduate Student Awards for the 2020-2021 academic year:
- Martin Reynolds Smith Award for the graduate student who published the best paper in a refereed journal: Jonathan Quirke, for Glycoside Hydrolases Restrict the Side Chain Conformation of Their Substrates to Gain Additional Transition State Stabilization in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
- Kenneth W. Whitten Award for the most outstanding graduate laboratory assistants: Jordan Holland, Nathan Thacker, and Cynthia Tope.
In addition to the departmental awards, the Northeast Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society named UGA Chemistry Ph.D. students Lily Birx and Matthew Seivert as Outstanding Graduate Students in its 2021 awards.
The Department of Chemistry awarded 11 Ph.D. degrees and two Masters degrees in the Spring 2021 Graduate Commencement. Congratulations to these outstanding graduate students!