2012 DOC SURF Fellowship Awards

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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.

Student Sponsor School Mentor
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.