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Chemistry and Physics Awards Presented at BC


Bridgewater College’s chemistry department has recognized four students for their accomplishments in chemistry and research.

The following awards were presented May 1 at the annual awards convocation: the Chemical Rubber Company Award to Carrie Carter, the Garland Reed Project Award to Matt Cline, the American Chemical Society’s Senior Award to Hillary Rees and the John Martin Organic Chemistry Award to Kayla Topper.

Carter, a junior chemistry major from West Point, Va., was presented the Chemical Rubber Company Award. The award is presented to the top student in the general chemistry classes. For her achievement, Carter received a copy of the Chemical Rubber Company’s Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.

The Garland Reed Project Award recognizes the best chemistry project at the college conducted during the year and includes a $1,000 cash prize. The award is named in memory of Garland L. Reed, a 1948 Bridgewater graduate in chemistry, who had a distinguished career in the Food and Drug Administration. Cline, a senior chemistry and physics double major, is the son of Dean and Jane Cline from Mount Sidney, Va.

Rees, the winner of the American Chemical Society’s Senior Award, received a one-year membership in the American Chemical Society and a copy of the Merck Index. Rees, a senior chemistry major with a minor in mathematics, is the daughter of David and Judy Rees of Mount Crawford, Va.

Topper, who received the Martin Award, was presented a $300 cash prize. The award is presented in memory of Dr. John W. Martin Jr., class of 1947, who served on the Bridgewater faculty for 24 years preparing students for careers in medicine and pharmaceutical work. Topper, a sophomore biology and chemistry double major, is the daughter of Tammy Conrad of New Windsor, Md., and Charles Topper of Westminster, Md.

In addition, Cline was awarded the Dale V. Ulrich Physics Scholarship, which honors a former professor of physics and former dean and provost of Bridgewater College. The scholarship, based on academic merit, is given annually to an outstanding junior in the physics department. The $1,530 scholarship was presented Cline at the awards convocation.

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