Millikin University's student chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) earned an Honorable Mention Chapter Award for its events and programming throughout the 2012-2013 academic year. This marks the 13th consecutive year that the Millikin chapter has received accolades from the American Chemical Society.
Millikin's ACS student chapter also received the Green Chemistry Award for having at least three activities or events that promote green chemistry. The Millikin chapter has been awarded a Green Chemistry Chapter Award nine times in the last 11 years.
"Winning an Honorable Mention Chapter Award speaks highly of the professionalism and dedication of the student leaders and other student members of the chapter," said Dr. George Bennett, Millikin professor of chemistry. "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 2012-2013 academic year. For green chemistry, the chapter organized a green chemistry week that included a bake sale, a scavenger hunt, a trivia night, and a wear green day, among other things.
The current officers of Millikin University's ACS student chapter are as follows:
President: Jessica Davison, a senior chemistry major from Huntley, Ill.
Vice President: Sarah Hickey, a junior biology major from Highland, Ill.
Treasurer: Chelsea Hadsall, a senior applied mathematics major from Macomb, Ill.
Historian: Emily Talbott, a sophomore biology major from Champaign, Ill.
PR Chair: Drake Mellott, a junior chemistry major from Sterling, Ill.
"I am proud that our chapter was recognized for our efforts in programming and trying to promote something that Millikin's chemistry department really believes in – green chemistry," said Jessica Davison, ACS chapter president. "We all worked hard to provide fun events for people and to show how chemistry and even science can be beneficial."
The awards will be presented at the annual ACS Spring National Meeting in Dallas, Texas in March 2014.
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. With more than 164,000 members, the American Chemical Society is the world's largest scientific society and one of the world's leading sources of authoritative scientific information. For more information on the American Chemical Society, visit www.acs.org