Robert Q. Topper

Professor of Chemistry

Chemistry Department Student Awards

The following is an archive of undergraduate awards and prizes which have been presented to students by the faculty of the Cooper Union Department of Chemistry. All awardees were selected by the faculty of the Chemistry department.

The Elmer J. Badin Award in Chemistry is awarded to the student with the highest grade point average in chemistry and having the highest recommendation of the Chemistry faculty. Badin was a Cooper Union alumnus who went on to earn a Ph.D. at Princeton, and then went on to work with Melvin Calvin on photosynthesis as well as many other aspects of pure and applied chemistry and chemical engineering throughtout his career. Incidentally, a different prize, also named in honor of E.J. Badin, is given each year to a graduate student in Chemistry at Princeton University.

The Robert Spice Fund Prize is awarded to the student with the best record in analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis.Prof. Spice served Cooper Union for 30 years as Professor of Chemistry [1884-1914] and also served as Chair of Chemistry (1900-1914). This is the longest-running prize awarded by the Chemistry department.

The American Institute of Chemists Student Award is awarded by the Chemistry faculty to a graduating senior majoring in chemical engineering, in recognition of demonstrated ability, leadership, and professional promise.

The CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award is awarded to an outstanding freshman Chemistry student to recognize stellar achievement and engagement in the first-year chemistry sequence. This award is sponsored by the Taylor & Francis publishing group and recognizes students at over 2,000 colleges and universities nationwide for their outstanding achievements in the study of chemistry during their first year of college. At Cooper Union, students must complete all three first-year courses in chemistry and receive the recommendation of the faculty teaching those courses.

2020

Elmer J. Badin Award in Chemistry: Amy Pan 
Robert Spice Fund Prize: Amy Pan
American Institute of Chemists Student Award: Felipe Mapa
CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Student Award: Renata Ashapatov

2019

Elmer J. Badin Award in Chemistry: Austin Ginos
Robert Spice Fund Prize:  Todd Ketchum 
American Institute of Chemists Student Award: Christina Byers 
CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Student Award: Poorna Dutta and Angela Huang

2018

Elmer J. Badin Award in Chemistry: Derek Ni
Robert Spice Fund Prize:  Tushar Nichakawade
American Institute of Chemists Student Award: Kyle Lam
CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Student Award: xxx xxx

2017

Elmer J. Badin Award in Chemistry: Kristiana Kavo
Robert Spice Fund Prize:  Grace Li
American Institute of Chemists Student Award: Maureen Anyanwu
CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Student Award: Weizhe GuoMatthew Moulton, and Jason Sherman

2016

Elmer J. Badin Award in Chemistry: Shoshanan Sigal Sabel
Robert Spice Fund Prize:  Josephine Chen
American Institute of Chemists Student Award: Christopher Panebianco
CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Student Award: Lai Ge George Ho

2015

Elmer J. Badin Award in Chemistry: Nicholas Mannarino
Robert Spice Fund Prize:  xxx xxx
American Institute of Chemists Student Award:Vlad Ciocoi
CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Student Award:Christopher Lastihenos
Westchester Chemical Society Freshman Student Achievement Award:Kyle Lam

2014

Elmer J. Badin Award in Chemistry: Joshua Mayourian
Robert Spice Fund Prize:  xxx xxx
American Institute of Chemists Student Award: Robert Brumer
CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Award: Kristiana Kavo

2013

Elmer J. Badin Award in Chemistry: xxx xxx
Robert Spice Fund Prize:  Byron X. Smith
American Institute of Chemists Student Award: Lisa Liu
CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Award: Alexa Orrico, Vishnu Narayanan and Christopher Panebianco

2012

Elmer J. Badin Award in Chemistry: xxx xxx
Robert Spice Fund Prize:  xxx xxx
CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Award: xxxx xxx

2011

Elmer J. Badin Award in Chemistry: Herman Nikolayevskiy
Robert Spice Fund Prize:  Yelena Ilin
CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Award: Kristof Toth

2010

Elmer J. Badin Award in Chemistry: xxx xxx
Robert Spice Fund Prize:  xxx xxx
CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Award: Andrew Leader

2009

Elmer J. Badin Award in Chemistry: xxx xxx
Robert Spice Fund Prize:  Jung Park
CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Award: xxx xxx

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2004

Elmer J. Badin Award in Chemistry: Heather Kulik
Robert Spice Fund Prize:  Heather Kulik
CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Award: xxx xxx

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2002

Elmer J. Badin Award in Chemistry: Malancha Gupta
Robert Spice Fund Prize:  xxx xxx
CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Award: xxx xxx

 

Last updated May 14, 2020.