Success Story: Scott Forster '93, MBA '96 (left) and his business partner Eric Lofquist have turned their company Magnus International Group into a recognized leader in the sustainable-products field. Read their story. 
(Photo credit: Scott Shaw, The Plain Dealer)

Student Awards, Internships, and Jobs

Scholarship, leadership and service to the chemistry department are part of the criteria used to determine the chemistry department awards every Spring.

2011-2012 Chemistry Award Recipients

Taylor Shreve, Chemistry Department Memorial Scholarship
Regina DiScipio, Chemistry Department Memorial Scholarship
Nathan Howell, The Lubrizol Foundation Chemistry Scholarship Award
Justin Rios, The Harry & Louise Keifer Chemistry Scholarship Award
Bradley Minrovic, The Dr. Sardari L. & Sunita Arora Scholarship
Kristine Lahman, Chemistry Department Outstanding Senior Award
Jessica McClarren, Chemistry Department Outstanding Senior Award
Jordan Saxton, The CRC Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award
Stephen Toth, The Division of Analytical Chemistry Award
Christopher Barton, The American Institute of Chemists Award
Kara Gawelek, The POLYED Organic Chemistry Award
Lauren Cmarik, The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Award

2012 Graduates

The chemistry department graduated twenty students with a B.S. degree in chemistry in 2012.  Four of our chemistry graduates are continuing their education in the field of medicine,  Three will continue on to Medical schools and one to a Nursing program at John's Hopkins (followed by a Nurse Anesthatist program).  One of our graduates is studying pharmacy at LECOM and another will word for the CDC.  Our remaining graduates are working with the local companies of PPG, Akzo-Nobel and Ben Venue in their chemical laboratories and research and development areas. 

Internship Opportunities

Summer internships are available in local industries and research labs. Research internships at institutions across the country are available as well.

This summer, students are participating in internships at Colorado State University, University of Akron, Purdue University, Cleveland Clinic and PPG.   We are also fortunate to have a student receive a Chester's Scholar Fellowship at  Metropolitan Hospital in Cleveland.  Several students will participate in the Baldwin Wallace Summer Scholar's Research Program and Gund Fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Shively. 

Where are they now? Chemistry Alumni 


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