Chemistry Students Back on Roll of Honorees

UT Dallas Group Wins Outstanding-Affiliate Award for Second Year in a Row

April 22, 2008

For the second year in a row, the UT Dallas Chemistry Student Association (CSA) has received the “Outstanding Student Affiliate” award at the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting.

This award, presented recently in News Orleans, is given to student-affiliate chapters who display remarkable outreach services to the university, community and local ACS sections based on the content of an annual report that is submitted to the ACS every June.

The award is reserved for only the top 3 percent of student-affiliate chapters in the nation. Additionally, this marks the third year in a row that CSA has been recognized at the ACS National Meeting, where in March 2006 they first received an “Honorable Mention Student-Affiliate” award.

Students from the CSA and faculty adviser Dr. John Sibert traveled last week to New Orleans for the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, where they presented posters detailing their community outreach.

At the Chemistry-Demo exchange, CSA members presented a poster titled “Murder in the Chemistry Labs” detailing their crime scene investigation lab module for high school students, which has been a success at Texas Instruments’ “Bring your child to work day” for the past few years. This lab module was similarly well-received by other student chapters at the meeting desiring to expand their outreach to high school audiences.

At the Sci-Mix poster session, a poster detailing CSA’s outreach into the community and university was displayed, garnering attention from members of the ACS Education Division and Dr. Bill Carroll, 2006 president of the ACS.

Additionally, CSA undergraduates in research labs, including Mary Finch, Marie Maher, and Danielle Victor, took advantage of the opportunity to present posters detailing their undergraduate research and answer questions at the undergraduate poster session.


More information: Chemistry Student Association, UT Dallas, www.utdallas.edu/orgs/csa
Media contact:
Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu

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This was the third year in a row that the UT Dallas group has been recognized at an American Chemical Society annual meeting.

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