American Chemical Society recognizes Berks Student Chapter with award
The Penn State Berks Chemical Society, a student chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS), received an honorable mention from the Society Committee on Education (SOCED), an ACS committee. The Berks Chemical Society was represented by Heather Young (president), Heather Schmale (vice president), and Meserret Zekarias (treasurer and student government representative) at the Student Chapter Awards Ceremony in San Diego, CA on March 25, 2012.
Each academic year, the SOCED of the ACS selects student chapters for recognition on the basis of their programs and activities, described in chapter reports. Awards are given in the categories of outstanding, commendable, and honorable mention. Chapters that do not qualify for these awards receive a certificate of achievement for meritorious service.
For the 2010-2011 academic year, ACS honored 229 chapters; of these, 36 were outstanding, 87 were commendable, and 106 were honorable mention chapters. For more information about the Student Chapter Awards, visit the ACS website.