American Chemical Society Student Chapter at USciences Receives Outstanding Award


Published on December 19, 2017

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has acknowledged the activities and hard work of the USciences student chapter by awarding the students with an Outstanding award for the 2016-17 academic year.

The Outstanding award is the highest honor awarded to student chapters, with 52 chapters out of 305 receiving the award. This is the second year in a row the group has won the award.

“Professor Catherine Bentzley and Vanessa Jones, advisors of the chapter, deserve special commendations,” wrote Allison Campbell, PhD, the 2017 president of the ACS in a letter to USciences announcing the award.

Voki Pophristic, PhD, professor and chair of the department of chemistry and biochemistry at USciences, said she is indeed proud of the work of the faculty advisors and students.

“Indeed, both this recognition from ACS and their accreditation are significant accomplishments, and give us an important advantage in recruiting students, and letting the world know that we have a premier, high quality chemical sciences program,” Dr. Pophristic said.

Award winning chapters will be honored at the 255th ACS National Meeting in March in New Orleans, LA.

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