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March 2009

Release Date: March 31, 2009ASU Logo

ASU Student Chemistry Group Gets National Recognition

Angelo State University’s student affiliates chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) received a “Commendable” designation from the national ACS at the organization’s 237th National Meeting last week in Salt Lake City.

This is the third consecutive year for the ASU chapter to receive the “Commendable” designation. The chapter was recognized for its participation in chemistry outreach activities, attendance at national meetings, and fundraising and social events.

The Angelo State chapter annually participates in ASU Science Days, Mole Day, Earth Day and National Chemistry Week activities and will host its second annual Spring “Green” Chemistry Symposium on Friday, April 3, on the ASU campus. It also conducts a campus speaker program, has regular burrito sales for fundraising and regularly includes local and area high school students in its activities.

Angelo State ACS members also made several research presentations at the ACS National Meeting and regularly present their research at other organizational meetings, including the Texas Academy of Science. The ASU chapter boasts about 35 members and is advised by Kevin Boudreaux, senior chemistry instructor.

ACS is the world’s largest scientific society. It is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress and 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.