For the second consecutive year the Millikin University student chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) received an Outstanding Chapter Award from the ACS Committee on Education for its activities during the 2011-2012 academic year. This is the 12th consecutive year the Millikin chapter has been recognized by the American Chemical Society.
The Millikin ACS student chapter also received a Green Chemistry Award for activities promoting best practices in green chemistry. The Millikin chapter has received a Green Chemistry Chapter Award eight times in the last 10 years.
“Winning an Outstanding Chapter Award speaks highly of the professionalism and dedication of the student leaders and other student members of the chapter,” remarked Dr. George Bennett, chair of Millikin’s chemistry department. “It’s rewarding to see the new officers each year take responsibility for upholding the chapter’s tradition of excellence in promoting the value of chemistry in everyday life.”
Millikin’s student chapter presented a variety of activities during the 2011-2012 academic year, including guest alumni speakers at Homecoming, Founder’s Day, and National Chemistry Week. The student chapter also held fundraising events such as selling lab notebooks and safety glasses to students in lab courses, and selling T-shirts for green chemistry awareness.
“It is an honor to be serving as the president of an award-winning chapter,” remarked Chelsea Hadsall, Millikin ACS chapter president. “We are proud of this recognition and we will continue to work and grow throughout the year.”
The awards will be presented at the 245th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans, La. in April 2013.
The American Chemical Society 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 American Chemical Society, visit www.acs.org