The American Chemical Society
presents only one Coryell Award annually to recognize outstanding undergraduate research
in nuclear and radio chemistry.
22, 1999 (Lexington, Ky.) A recent
University of Kentucky alumnus has received the Coryell Award, given to one student
annually by the American Chemical Society to recognize outstanding undergraduate research
in the area of nuclear and radio chemistry.
Jason Shergur, the son of John and
Pam Shergur of 10600 Helmsdale Lane, Louisville, received this years award for his
use of nuclear methods to analyze pottery recovered at Slack Farm in Union and Henderson
counties. The Kentucky Heritage Council is excavating a group of 15th to 17th
century Indian settlements there, along the Ohio River at the mouth of the Wabash River.
Shergurs research helped determine whether or not artifacts found at the site
were produced locally.
Shergur received his bachelors degree this spring in chemistry. He plans to begin
graduate study this fall at the University of Maryland.