The American Chemical Society (ACS) has awarded the Coe College student chapter with an Honorable Mention Award for the 2011-12 academic school year. The Coe chapter was selected from more than 350 ACS student chapters around the country. In addition, Chemistry Professor Martin St. Clair, who serves as faculty advisor to the chapter, received special commendation for his work to make it a successful organization.
“Few faculty members are willing to make the great commitment of time and energy that a successful chapter requires,” said ACS President Bassam Shakhashiri. “Professor St. Clair’s efforts certainly represent the best in undergraduate science education and mentoring around the country. We extend our warmest congratulations to the students and Professor St. Clair for setting such a fine example for other chapters and being exemplary chemistry ambassadors.”
In all, the Society Committee on Education of the ACS presented 46 outstanding, 81 commendable and 114 honorable mention awards. Lists of award-winning chapters are being published in Chemical & Engineering News and in the November/December issue of inChemistry. The award-winning chapters will also be honored at the 245th ASC National Meeting in New Orleans on April 7, 2013.With more than 164,000 members, the American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe.