Riemen Prize

The Mark W. Riemen Summer Research Prize was established by family, classmates, and colleagues in memory of Mark W. Riemen (CAS ’75), a distinguished research scientist.

The award supports an undergraduate summer research project in the amount of $4,200 for salary and a $500 FROG (research supplies grant). The competition is open to Chemistry and Biology majors in alternate years and to Biochemistry & Molecular Biology majors every year. In the summer of 2012, undergraduates majoring in Chemistry or BMB will be invited to submit a research proposal, in consultation with a faculty mentor, to the UROP Office.

Application Information

Since only one Riemen Prize is awarded each summer, all applicants are automatically considered for UROP funding as well. Complete applications will include the following documents:

  • The standard UROP Application Form (which includes a Riemen-specific page that must be completed)
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A faculty recommendation (as is normally required for a UROP Application)

Click here for more information on completing an application for UROP Funding.



Elizabeth Becker
Project Title: 
Bit-parallel Methods Using SIMD Instructions to Improve DNA Alignment Algorithms
Mentor: Gary Benson


Olivia Hallett-Ebeling received the 2013 Riemen Prize.
Ampon Sae Her received the 2012 Riemen Prize.
Jason Godfrey received the 2011 Riemen Prize.
John Facendola received the 2010 Riemen Prize.
David Paik received the 2009 Riemen Prize.
Rachel Tsui received the 2008 Riemen Prize.