October 31, 2014
The American Chemical Society (ACS) selected the Beardwood Chemical Society, Ursinus College’s student chapter, to receive an Honorable Mention award for its activities conducted during the 2013-14 academic year.
Besides the monthly meetings, some of the notable events of last academic year were a Tie-Dye event, science demos, the “I Got My Ion You” tee-shirt sale, and end of the year picnic.
Over 400 chapters submitted activity reports and the Society Committee on Education presented 44 outstanding, 85 commendable, and 151 honorable mention awards. The names of the award-wining chapters will be published in Chemical & Engineering News and in the November/December issue of inChemistry, the student member magazine. The 249th ACS National Meeting held next March in Denver, CO will also honor these award-winning chapters.
As Tom Barton, President of the American Chemical Society wrote,
“Professor Amanda Reig, faculty adviser of the chapter, deserves special commendation. Few Faculty members are willing to make the great commitment of time and energy that a successful chapter requires. Professor Reig’s efforts certainly represent the best in undergraduate science education and mentoring around the country.”
Congratulations to the students of Beardwood Chemical Society and Dr. Reig on their honorable mention award.