The Elden Bennett Hartshorn Medal

This award is presented annually to the senior major "in the Department of Chemistry who is going on to graduate work in Chemistry and who, in the opinion of the Department of Chemistry, shows the most promise in that field." It consists of a monetary award and a bronze medal. In addition, the winner's name is inscribed on a plaque displayed in the Marx Lounge of Burke Laboratory among the list of previous winners, which includes, at the moment, one Nobel Laureate and one Dartmouth Chemistry faculty member.

About Elden Bennett Hartshorn

The award was established in 1962 through gifts from students and friends of Professor Hartshorn, Dartmouth Class of 1912. One of a large number of related Hartshorns to graduate from Dartmouth (starting with the Rev. Levi Hartshorn, Class of 1813), Elden Hartshorn began his academic career at Dartmouth as a chemistry instructor in 1913. His service to Dartmouth was interrupted by World War I, when he served first as Junior Chemical Engineer and then as First Lieutenant in the Research Division of the Chemical Warfare Service. After the war, he did research in organic chemistry at the University of Minnesota, leading to a PhD in 1922. He then returned to Dartmouth where he served not only as chair of the department but also as Chair of the Division of Sciences. He retired in 1954, and died in Hanover in 1961.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

  • 2015 winner: Michelle Chen '15
  • 2014 winner: Meaghan M. Deegan '14
  • 2013 winner: (not awarded) '13
  • 2012 winner: Elise B. Wilkes '12
  • 2011 winner: Colleen R. Richardson '11
  • 2010 winner: (not awarded) '10
  • 2009 winner: Kathryn S. Twyman '09
  • 2008 winner: Marc J. Lajoie ‘08
  • 2007 winner: (not awarded) '07
  • 2006 winner: Gloria J. Sheng ‘06
  • 2005 winner: Adrienne Diebold ‘05
  • 2004 winners: George S. Chen ’04 and Meredeth A. McGowan ‘04
  • 2003 winner: Scott T. Meek ‘03
  • 2002 winner: Joshua E. Ney ‘02
  • 2001 winner: Jamie K. Teer ‘01
  • 2000 winner: Stefan Andreev ‘00
  • 1999 winner: Katherine A. Willets ‘99
  • 1998 winner: Nikolay St. Stoyanov ‘98
  • 1997 winner: Kevin P. Paquette '97
  • 1996 winner: Brian T. Hill '96
  • 1995 winner: Paul C. Miklis '95
  • 1994 winner: Laura J. Kennedy '94
  • 1993 winner: Christopher L. Mero '93
  • 1992 winner: Henry C. Spindler '92
  • 1991 winner: Percy H. Carter '92
  • 1990 winner: James Spotts '90
  • 1989 winner: Steven Brown '89
  • 1988 winner: F. Jon Kull '88
  • 1987 winner: Daniel Gisser '87
  • 1986 winner: Karen Harpp '86