For the tenth consecutive year, Millikin University’s student chapter of the American Chemical Society has received accolades from the national organization.
Millikin’s ACS chapter received a Green Chemistry Chapter Award for activities promoting best practices in green chemistry. This marks the seventh time in nine years that the Millikin chapter has received this honor. Millikin is one of only a few schools that have been recognized this frequently as a Green Chemistry chapter.
The chapter also received an honorable mention for overall ACS chapter activities, including recruitment and retention of members, community education, department and university service, and professional development for members.
“I’m very proud of the students,” remarked Dr. George Bennett, chair of Millikin’s chemistry department and chapter advisor for ACS. “They’ve established a great tradition of success. Each year’s group takes it upon themselves to live up to that tradition. I couldn’t be happier with their efforts.”
“It is an honor to receive a Green Chemistry Chapter Award and an honorable mention for chapter activities,” remarked Jessica Lindemann, ACS chapter president. “We are proud of our accomplishments and plan to achieve an even higher rating for our chapter for the current year.”
The awards will be presented at the ACS National Meeting at Anaheim, Calif. in March 2011.
ACS is a congressionally chartered independent membership organization which represents professionals at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry and sciences that involve chemistry. For more information on the organization, visit www.acs.org