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October 2010

ASU LogoRelease Date: Oct. 19, 2010

ASU Student Chemistry Group Gets National Recognition

Angelo State University’s student affiliates chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has received an Honorable Mention Award from the national ACS for its activities during the 2009-10 academic year.

This marks the fifth straight year the ASU chapter has received a year-end award from the national ACS. The list of award-winning chapters will be published in the Chemical & Engineering News magazine and inchemistry, the ACS student member magazine.

The ASU chapter was recognized for its participation in chemistry outreach activities, attendance at national meetings, and fundraising and social events. Chapter members annually take part in ASU Science Days, Mole Day, Earth Day and National Chemistry Week activities and host a Spring “Green” Chemistry Symposium on the ASU campus. They also conduct a campus speaker program, have regular burrito sales for fundraising and regularly include local and area high school students in their activities. Members also present their research at various organizational meetings, including the national ACS and Texas Academy of Science.

Faculty sponsors for ASU’s student chapter are Kevin Boudreaux, senior instructor of chemistry, and Dr. Edith Osborne, assistant professor of chemistry.

In a letter to the ASU chapter, ACS president Dr. Joseph Francisco said, “We extend our warmest congratulations to the students and Professors Boudreaux and Osborne for setting such a fine example for other chapters and being exemplary chemistry ambassadors!”

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.

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