Department of Chemistry

USM American Chemical Society Student Chapter Selected to Receive a Green Chemistry Award


The American Chemical Society (ACS) student chapter at the University of Southern Maine has been selected to receive a Green Chemistry Award for its outreach activities conducted during the 2011-12 academic year.

Out of 362 chapter reports submitted, the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® recognized 56 chapters for the academic year 2011-12, who successfully engaged in three or more green chemistry activities. In addition to recognition in Chemical & Engineering News and the student member magazine inChemistry, the winning Green Chemistry chapters received special recognition in ACS Green Chemistry Institute’s e-newsletter, The Nexus.  The Green Chemistry award winning chapters were also honored at the 245th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, LA on Sunday, April 7, 2013.

The ACS Green Chemistry Institute® Governing Board commended Dr. Hank Tracy and faculty advisor, Dr. Peter Woodruff for setting such a fine example for other chapters and being exemplary green chemistry ambassadors!

USM Chemistry Club

The USM Chemistry Club is an ACS Student Chapter that works to educate and entertain students in K-12 about the principles of chemistry through engaging demonstrations.

In addition to performing demonstrations, the USM Chemistry Club presents chemistry research from a variety of fields at the annual national ACS conference.

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