Chemistry Club outstanding again

Heidelberg’s ACS Chemistry Club is on a roll. The club has been selected to receive two national awards, continuing a consecutive string of national recognition over the past five years.

Earlier this month, the club and its advisor, Dr. Nate Beres, learned that the club has been selected to receive the American Chemical Society Outstanding Award – the fourth consecutive year the club has been so honored for excellence in its programming and activities. The 'Berg Chem Club is only university, public or private, in the state of Ohio to receive this award for the last four years.

On Oct. 16, Dr. Beres was notified that the Chem Club has also received an ACS Green Chemistry Award, which provides national recognition for ACS student chapters who have shown outstanding commitment to incorporating green chemistry into their annual activities. 

The ACS Outstanding Award and the Green Chemistry Award represent the eighth and ninth national awards for the Chem Club since 2014.

The reviewers of the group commented positively on the work the club has done. The overall comments about the ACS Chem Club were as follows:

"This is an outstanding chapter. You have exceptional public outreach programs that promote chemistry throughout your community. You have developed a wide variety of activities to foster your professional development, and enhance your relationships with other student chapters as well as the local section. Your goals for next year are both reasonable and achievable. This report is thorough and well-written. It is clear that good leadership is present, from both student leaders and the faculty advisor, and that the chapter is situated for sustained success."

Congratulations to Kevin Scrudders, Colin Ihrig, Melanie Cohn, Kiera Malone, Katie Iwanek, Chase Morrison and Nate for their hard work during the 2017-18 academic year that led to these awards.

The group will accept the awards at the National ACS Meeting in Orlando, Florida, in April 2019.


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