Evergreen Chemistry Club Wins ‘Commendable Chapter Award’ from American Chemical Society

September 21, 2012

Award Recognizes Work to Expand Science Education and Interest in Regional Communities

The Evergreen Chemistry Club has won a Commendable Chapter Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) for the 2011-12 academic year.

The American Chemical Society award recognizes the work of the Chemistry Club in its promotion of science in the community, at The Evergreen State College, and throughout Thurston County.

According to Dr. Dharshi Bopegedera, a Professor of Chemistry at Evergreen and Faculty Advisor to the Club, the award is a recognition of students’ work conducting science labs in various area schools and libraries, helping to judge science fairs, engaging in educational conferences and symposia, touring academic and industrial labs, attending the Spring National Meeting of the ACS, conducting book and canned food drives, writing successful grant proposals, and helping with the annual Science Carnival event.

Evergreen’s Science Carnival attracts thousands of people each spring seeking to expand their scientific knowledge and have fun.

The 2011-12 award winning chapters will be recognized in the November/December issue of "inChemistry" magazine, Chemical & Engineering News, and at the ACS Student Chapter Award Ceremony that will be held at the 245th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans in the Spring of 2013.