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Chemistry Undergradute awarded G.A. Ross Award


Benjamin A. Nault of Kendallville, Ind., who majored in chemistry in the College of Science, has been awarded the 2011 G.A. Ross Award, which is presented annually to Purdue's outstanding graduating senior man.

Nault, an undergraduate researcher in the Shepson Research Group, was involved in many leadership activities during his four years on campus.

He plans to attend the University of California at Berkeley in the fall to pursue a doctorate in earth and planetary science.

G.A. Ross, a 1916 graduate, stipulated that the award go to a graduating senior man demonstrating high standards of academic achievement, outstanding leadership, strength of character and contribution to Purdue.

The recipient receives a $500 award, medallion and his name permanently inscribed on the award marker on Purdue Mall.


Department Head Paul Shepson and other members of the Shepson Research Group gathered to congratulate Ben on receiving the G.A. Ross Award.

Source: Purdue University News Service

Photos: Purdue Chemistry Communications

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Benjamin Nault
2011 B.S. Chemistry