Honors and Awards

PHYSICAL SCIENCES HONORS and AWARDS:
 

for undergraduates...

  • American Chemical Society Analytical Chemistry Award - Given to a chemistry student whose contribution to the field of pure or applied analytical chemistry has been outstanding.
  • American Institute of Chemists Foundation Student Award - Given to a chemistry student on the basis of the student’s record of leadership, ability, character, and scholastic achievement.
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research - Recognizes the research accomplishments of one student from each School.
  • Chancellor's Award of Distinction - Recognizes an exceptional group of graduating students who exhibit a commitment to cutting-edge research, leadership, or service to UCI
  • Don L. Bunker Award - Given to a graduating chemistry student whose performance in the field of chemistry has been stellar.
  • Herbert H. Chen Award - Given to an outstanding junior level physics student, chosen by the UCI physics and astronomy faculty.
  • Robert Doedens Award – Given to an outstanding junior level transfer student from one of the majors in the School of Physical Sciences.
  • Latin Honors at GraduationGiven to no more than 12 percent of the graduating class as follows:
    1 percent summa cum laude, 3 percent magna cum laude, and 8 percent cum laude.
  • Hypercube Scholar Program Award - Given to a chemistry undergraduate student who has shown promise as an outstanding researcher.
  • Departmental Honors – Research-based honors program for specially selected students in each Department.
  • Merck Award - Given to a chemistry undergraduate student who has shown promise in the area of organic chemistry.
  • Outstanding Senior Award - Given to one graduating student in each department who has shown superior academic merit.
  • Orange County American Chemical Society Award - Given to an outstanding BS in Chemistry student.
  • Physical Sciences Undergraduate Achievement Award Given to an outstanding junior level student in one of the majors in the School of Physical Sciences.
  • Undergraduate Research/Departmental Service - Awarded to one outstanding graduating student in each department whose research and/or service to the department has been extraordinary.
  • Howard Tucker Award - Given to an outstanding graduating mathematics student by the UCI mathematics faculty.
  • Phi Beta Kappa - A national honor society that inducts only the most outstanding graduating students in the arts and sciences.
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon - A national chemistry honorary society into which a few select graduating chemistry students are invited.
  • Pi Mu Epsilon - A national mathematics honorary society into which a few select graduating mathematics students are invited.
  • Sigma Pi Sigma - A national physics honorary society into which a few select graduating physics students are invited.
  • Sigma Xi - A research honor society for scientists and engineers. 

 

for faculty...

  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research - Awarded to one faculty member for excellence as a research mentor to an undergraduate student.
  • Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education - Awarded to one faculty member from each department who has excelled in undergraduate education.

 

for graduate students...

  • Faculty Endowed Fellowship – Awarded to one or more graduate students who are about to complete their Ph.D. for use to assist them with their job search.
  • Outstanding Contributions to the Department - Awarded to one graduate student from each department in recognition of their contribution.