Local Student Receives Award from American Chemical Society

Jun 26, 2009

Christopher A. Yarosh, Scranton, a member of The University of Scranton’s class of 2010, was among the less than 400 in the nation to receive a 2009 American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry.

Awards are given to members of the junior class at qualifying institutions who are majoring in a chemical field and who display an aptitude for analytical chemistry, based on performance in analytical courses and labs.

A biochemistry major and member of the university’s undergraduate Honors Program, Yarosh has worked as an undergraduate researcher with Jennifer A. Tripp, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry at The University of Scranton, since 2008. He was awarded an internship at Thomas Jefferson University School of Graduate Studies for the summer of 2009. 

A Dean’s List student at Scranton, Yarosh is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, the National Honor Society of Freshmen, and Phi Lambda Upsilon, the National Honorary Chemistry Society. He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the Chemistry Club, Colleges Against Cancer and plays intramural volleyball.

Yarosh was the valedictorian of his graduating class at Bishop Hannan High School and a Times-Tribune Scholastic Superstar in 2006.

Yarosh plans to pursue a doctorate in biochemistry and a career as a research chemist in the academic, governmental or private sector.

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