The following list includes the names of Dickinsonians who have earned departmental honors, the thesis/project title, and the year of conferral. If there is no thesis or project title, the conferring department only will be listed. Each academic department (or program) has its own criteria for awarding departmental honors. Please see the Advising Guide or elsewhere on the department’s main website for details.


Anna June Dougan-Bacha (2022)
ZnO-Au Hybrid Nanomaterials for Pollutant Remediation

Jordan Elizabeth Cox (2021)
Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Silver Nanoparticle-Zinc Oxide Hybrid Nanomaterials for Adsorption and Photocatalysis of Congo Red Dye Pollutant

Taylor Nicole Bednar (2019)
Microwave-Assisted Hydrogenolysis and Elimination of Cysteine Perfluoroaryl Thioethers

Eryn Nelson (2019)
Effects of Biotic Elicitors on the Glucosinolate Content in Broccoli Microgreens

Amanda Kale (2017)
Catalytic Applications of Bio-reduced Ultrasmall Copper Nanoparticles

Zev Joshua Greenberg (2016)
Chemical Characterization of Sealcoat Composition at Three Sites in Central PA

Allyson Jane Boyington (2015)
Microwave-accelerated Deprotection of Aryl Silyl Ethers

Olivia Harper Wilkins (2015)
Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatice Hydrocarbon (PAH) Concentrations and Source Profiles from Sealcoated Pavements at Two Commercial Lots in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Katelyn Ann Uribe (2012)
Synthesis and Characterization of Fluorescent Bio-reduced Copper Oxide Nanoparticles

Minh Huu Nguyen (2011)
Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) and Oxygenated PAHs in the Stream Sediments along an increasingly Urbanized Land-Use Gradient

Melissa Renee Dean (2010)
Synthesis and Reactivity of Two NAMI-A Derivatives

Jeffrey M Rodgers (2010)
The Pyridine-Formic Acid Interaction: A Matrix Isolation and Polymer Soft-Landing Study

Laura Ashley Bahorich (2007)
A Kinetic Study of n²- Coordinated Arene Displacement from Rhenium and Manganese Centers

Amy Grunbeck Perea (2007)
The Influence of Electronic and Steric Factors on the Reactivity of the N6-C6H5CF3CR(CO)2-n2-arene Bond

Erin Boyd (2000)
Role of Metals in the Cytotoxic Activity of the Anthracycline Drugs

Samantha Rita Petrich (1998)
Departmental Honors in Chemistry

Mike Stieff (1998)
Departmental Honors in Chemistry

Brent Michael Snader (1996)
Departmental Honors in Chemistry

Michael D Aleo (1982)
The Identification of 7-methylxanthine in Cacao Products by HPLC

Bruce Kiefer (1982)
The Identification of Adenine in Chocolate by High Pressure Liquid Chromatography

Kenneth P Press (1980)
Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Commercial Emulsifying Agents

Charlotte M Trout (1977)
Further Investigation of the Reaction of Primary Amines with 2-acetylbutyrolactone

Raymond W Phair (1976)
Flash Photolysis

Wade H Berrettini (1973)
The Reaction of Some Primary Amines with 2-acetylbutyrolactone

Dennis H Katz (1973)
Derivatives of 3-hydroxytetrahydrofuran

Richard J Bearoff (1972)
The Synthesis of 2-acetyl-n-benzylbutrolactam from 2-acetylbutyrolactone

Sandra Marshall Cope (1969)
Highly Branched Tertiary Alcohols

Susan Lokerson Eichholtz (1969)
Two Applications of Metal Chelates to Gas Chromatography

Barbara Boos Maletz (1969)
The Surface Area of Magnesium Oxide; Graphon as a Support for Catalytic Iron and Rhodium

Richard L Kieft (1967)
The Three Phase Equilibrium Pressure of the Carbon Cioxide-hydroquinone Clathrate

Daniel L Reger (1967)
The Mechanism of the Reduction of Perrhenate by Hypophosphorus Acid

Felicia Gaskin (1965)
Metal Analysis by Gas Chromatography - Studies of Metal Alkoxides and Metal Chelates

Robert A Martin (1965)
The Preparation and Gas-Liquid chromatographic Analysis of some Metal Chelates of Trifluoroacetylacetone

Robert A Schambach (1965)
The Three Phase Equilibrium Pressure of the Hydroquinone-Carbon Dioxide Clathrate

George P Thomas (1965)
Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry

Stephen P Burger (1964)
Explanation of the Previously Reported Reaction of 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine with 2-nitro-p-xylene, and Proof of Structure of the Reaction Product ; Investigation of the Reaction of N-Bromosuccinimide with 3-Nitro-p-tolualdehyde