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March 2010

Release Date: March 26, 2010ASU Logo

ASU Student Chemistry Group Gets National Recognition

Angelo State University’s student affiliates chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) received its Commendable Chapter Award for 2009 from the national ACS at the organization’s 239th National Meeting earlier this week in San Francisco.

The 2009 award was announced last fall and is the fourth straight for the ASU chapter. Of the more than 360 ACS chapter reports submitted to the society’s Committee on Education, only 103 received a commendable or higher award. The ASU chapter was recognized for its participation in chemistry outreach activities, attendance at national meetings, and fundraising and social events.

Additionally, the ASU chapter was also recognized as a Green Chemistry Chapter at the ACS National Meeting. Chapter members Kelly Gross, Chad Kimrey, Kaci Pruser and Wills Register attended the meeting and presented three research posters and two chapter activity posters. Faculty advisers Kevn Boudreaux and Dr. Edith Osborne also attended.

The Angelo State chapter annually participates in ASU Science Days, Mole Day, Earth Day and National Chemistry Week activities and will host its third annual Spring “Green” Chemistry Symposium in April 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. Members regularly present their research at various organizational meetings, including the national ACS and Texas Academy of Science.

ACS is the world’s largest scientific society. It is a non-profit 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.