Division I: Science Department Names Honorees at Annual Awards Chapel
by Karen Handley
April 29, 2005
Division I (The Sciences) has announced the following awards given at a
recent Student Honors, Awards, and Prizes Chapel held at the College.
The awards and their recipients are:
•Norman E. Treves Science Award: Joshua Weaver
Established by Dr. Norman E. Treves, a 1915 Wabash graduate, the Treves
award is given to a senior concentrating in Division I (biology,
chemistry, mathematics and physics) who has shown the greatest progress
academically and as an individual during his junior year.
•Ernest G. Carscallen Prize in Biology: Brandon J. Hayes
The Ernest Carscallen Prize was created by Professor and Mrs. George C.
Carscallen in memory of their son. The cash prize is awarded to an
outstanding biology major in the senior class.
•Eliot Churchill Williams Undergraduate Prize in Biology: Ryan
S. Worley and Daniel A. Yelfimov
The Williams Prize is in memory of Professor Williams who served the
College and the Biology Department from 1948 to 1983. It is awarded to
an undergraduate student who is majoring in biology.
•Edgar C. Britton Memorial Award in Chemistry: John M. Dustman
The Edgar C. Britton Memorial Award in Chemistry is a cash prize
presented to a senior chemistry major selected by the faculty for his
promise in graduate study. It was established in memory of Edgar C.
Britton, who attended Wabash as a member of the Class of 1915.
•George E. Carscallen Prize in Mathematics: Justin R. Grimmer
The George E. Carscallen Prize was named in memory of Professor
Carscallen, who taught mathematics at Wabash nearly 40 years, the cash
prize is awarded to an outstanding mathematics major in the senior class.
• Thomas A. Cole Biology Alumni Prize: Shane M. Fimbel
The prize is in memory of Thomas A. Cole and his encouragement of
research by Wabash graduates. The prize is awarded to a graduate who is
involved in further study in the area(s) of biology, environmental
science, or medicine.
•Harold Q Fuller Prize in Physics: Colin M. McClelland
The Fuller Prize in Physics was established in 1979 by Harold Q Fuller,
a 1928 Wabash graduate, the award goes to the junior physics major who
is judged by the physics department faculty to be most worthy.
•Howell Chemistry Award: Branko Alavanja, Daniel S. Albrecht,
Douglas M. Kriech, and Steven D. Rhodes
The Howell Chemistry Award, established in 1948 by former students of
Dr. L.B. Howell and his wife, the scholarship is awarded to an upper
class chemistry major.
•J. Crawford Polley Prize in Mathematical Writing: Gregory A.
The Polley Award is offered annually by the mathematics department for
meritorious work by a student in mathematical writing and problem
solving. The prize honors J. Crawford Polley, who was professor of
mathematics at Wabash from 1929 to 1966. Work considered for the prize
includes short articles and interesting problems with elegant solutions.
Entries are judged on their mathematical content and expository style.
•Underwood Award in Chemistry: Taylor A. Poor
Established by J.E. Underwood, Jr. in memory of his father, a 1911
Wabash graduate, the Underwood Award is a cash prize that is presented
to the junior chemistry major who, in the opinion of the department, is
The Student Honors, Awards, and Prizes Chapel is held every year at
Wabash to honor students with awards and prizes for their outstanding
work they have demonstrated throughout their college years.