The Waynesburg University American Chemical Society (ACS) Chapter recently received the Outstanding Chapter Award for its activities conducted during the 2018-2019 academic year.
The Waynesburg University ACS Chapter has a very dedicated group of officers who work hard to plan interesting and worthwhile events, sharing their love of chemistry with the campus and local community.”
“Professor Baldauff’s efforts certainly represent the best in undergraduate science education and mentoring around the country. We extend our warmest congratulations to the students and Professor Baldauff for setting such a fine example for other chapters and being exemplary chemistry ambassadors,” Dr. Bonnie Charpentier, 2019 ACS president, said in a statement to Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee.
More than 380 chapter activity reports were submitted and only 59 were presented with the “Outstanding” award. All winning chapters will be honored at the ACS National Meeting March 22 through 26, 2020, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
“The Waynesburg University ACS Chapter has a very dedicated group of officers who work hard to plan interesting and worthwhile events, sharing their love of chemistry with the campus and local community,” shared Dr. Evonne Baldauff, chair of the Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science and associate professor of chemistry.
Waynesburg’s chapter conducted 31 outreach events during the past academic year, including monthly homeschool labs, hosting the annual Haunted Lab, visiting local nursing homes and volunteering at the Carnegie Science Center during National Chemistry Week.
The chapter was also committed to professional development opportunities for its members by hosting various scientific speakers, encouraging internship and research presentations, and attending large conferences, such as PITTCON (Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy) and the ACS National Meeting.
“Anyone is welcome to join – not just chemistry majors,” added Dr. Baldauff.
For more information, contact Dr. Baldauff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-852-7617.