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ACS Student Chapter Featured in National Publication

November 30, 2016

Angelo State University’s student chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is featured in the November 2016 edition of “The Nexus,” the official publication of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute, as well as online in its sister publication, The Nexus Blog.

Published and distributed on Nov. 22, The Nexus’ article featuring ASU details the ACS chapter’s green chemistry engagement activities, including participation in the annual Eco Fair at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, hosting green chemistry speakers on campus, water conservation efforts, and green chemistry demonstrations at elementary schools. The article was co-authored by the ASU chapter’s faculty advisors, Dr. Edith Osborne and Kevin Boudreaux, along with ACS student president, Blake Holle of Ballinger, and vice president, Sara Shirai of San Angelo. 

While Nexus is only available by subscription, the article featuring ASU is available to the public on The Nexus Blog.  

ASU’s student ACS chapter was established in 1971. It has received a Green Chemistry Award from the national ACS for its activities during every academic year since 2008-09. Only 43 student chapters nationwide received a Green Chemistry Award for 2014-15. The 2015-16 award winners will be announced in spring 2017. 

“Green chemistry” is a movement that encourages the design of processes that reduce the usage of hazardous or environmentally unfriendly substances, advancing the idea of sustainability in the chemical industry and in research. 

ACS is the world’s largest scientific society. It is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress, and is a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.