The Division of Organic Chemistry congratulates the twelve 2012 DOC SURF award winners, gratefully acknowledges their sponsors, and thanks The Journal of Organic Chemistry for the opportunity to publish the biographical sketches of the winners.
|Ronald Besandre||Division of Organic Chemistry||University of Houston||Jeremy A. May|
|Alexander Burckle||Pfizer||University of Utah||Matthew S. Sigman|
|Blake Daniels||Division of Organic Chemistry||University of Chicago||Hisashi Yamamoto|
|Bennett Ferris||Cubist||Brown University||Jason Sello|
|Drew Heitz||Pfizer||University of Iowa||Hien Nguyen|
|Rebecca Johnson||Roche||Barnard College||Christian Rojas|
|Hilary Kerchner||Pfizer||University of Delaware||Mary P. Watson|
|Anna Koster||Division of Organic Chemistry||University of Nevada, Reno||Christopher S. Jeffrey|
|Matthew Landry||Merck||Princeton University||Abigail Doyle|
|Jaron Mercer||Pfizer||Harvard University||Andrew G. Myers|
|Richard Thornbury||Division of Organic Chemistry||University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign||Scott E. Denmark|
|Alice Wong||Pfizer||Swarthmore College||Robert Paley|
The Division of Organic Chemistry awards annually summer undergraduate research (SURF) fellowships to outstanding undergraduate organic chemistry students attending colleges and universities in the United States. These competitive fellowships are awarded on the merits of students’ research proposals, academic records, faculty recommendations and their passion for laboratory science. They provide support for undergraduates to carry out independent research at their respective colleges/universities in the summer between their junior and senior year under the guidance of a faculty mentor. In addition, the program provides financial support to enable recipients to visit an industrial campus in the fall for a dinner, award session, scientific talks, a tour of the campus and a poster session, where the results of the summer research investigations are presented. Funding for the 2012 SURF Fellowships was provided by gracious support from Cubist, Merck, Pfizer, Roche and the Division of Organic Chemistry.