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American Chemical Society Deems DePauw Student Organization 'Commendable'

October 19, 2006

Chemistry Club 4.jpgOctober 19, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - The American Chemical Society (ACS) Student Affiliates chapter at DePauw University has been selected to receive a "Commendable Award" for its chapter activities conducted during the 2005-06 academic year. The DePauw chapter will be honored at the 233rd ACS National Meeting in Chicago on March 25, 2007, and the award will be noted in Chemical & Engineering News, the Society's official national newsmagazine, and in Chemistry, the student affilates' magazine.

American Chemical Society President E. Ann Nalley made special mention of David Roberts, faculty adviser of the DePauw chapter, in a letter sent to Bryan Hanson, chair of DePauw's chemistry department.  Nalley says Professor Roberts "deserves special commendation. Few faculty members are willing to make the great commitment of time and energy that a successful chapter requires of its advisers. It takes more than exceptional effort to be an award-winning chapter; it takes the nurturing attention of a dedicated adviser. Professor Roberts' efforts certainly represent the best in Chemistry Club 5.jpgundergraduate science education and mentoring around the country." Nalley closed the letter by thanking DePauw "for fostering an environment in which such important extracurricular education activity can flourish."

There are approximately 980 ACS Student Affiliates chapters at colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico with membership of more than 10,000.

Visit the DePauw Chemistry Club's Web page by clicking here. The student organization and its outreach in local elementary schools is featured in the September/October issue of in Chemistry.  Read more in this previous story.

William Carroll Jr., a 1973 graduate of DePauw University, served as president of the American Chemical Society in 2005.

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