SAACS earns record number of accolades
Posted: Wednesday, October 8, 2008 10:16 am
The Messenger 10.08.08
The University of Tennessee at Martin Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS) chapter has been recognized by the American Chemical Society and Green Chemistry Institute with the highest outstanding rating and as a Green Chemistry award winner for its activities in the 2007-08 year.
This year, 40 chapters received an outstanding rating and 25 were designated as green chapters in a field of more than 330 entries nationwide.
The UT Martin chapter has won more of each of these awards than any other chapter in the nation — 29 annual outstanding ratings and the green chemistry designation every year since the award’s inception in 2001.
The award-winning chapters will be listed in “Chemical and Engineering News” and in the November/December edition of “inChemistry,” the SAACS national magazine.
UT Martin Chapter projects last year included the 28th Annual High School Science Bowl, the 29th Annual Area Collegiate Chemistry Meeting, a chemistry Merit Badge Clinic for Boy Scouts, participation by 12 SAACS chapter members at the 236th ACS national meeting in New Orleans, speakers and demonstration programs for schools and civic clubs, Chemistry Olympiad and National Chemistry Week (NCW) projects and participation in the monthly meetings of the ACS local Kentucky Lake Section.
The chapter also executed an Innovative Activities Grant project “Green Chemistry 101 for Civic Clubs.”
Upcoming activities include the NCW programs during Oct 19-26, Boy Scouts Merit Badge Clinic Oct. 18 and the High School Science Bowl Nov. 15.
For more information, e-mail SAACS@utm.edu or call (731) 881-7454.