Tuesday, November 22, 2016

MC Chemistry Club receives Commendable rating

Celebrating National Chemistry Week 2016 at Midland Park Mall, one of the activities for which the Midland College Chemistry Club received a "Commendable" rating from the American Chemical Society.
• Students are enthusiastic and have a true passion for science

By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

The American Chemical Society (ACS) recently awarded the Midland College (MC) Chemistry Club a “Commendable” rating for the club’s various service and professional development activities. MC Chemistry faculty members John Anderson, Dr. Pat Nandakumar and Dr. Tom Ready advise the club, which is one of the most active clubs on the MC campus.

Activities for which the award was presented include the following:

Community Service
Hosting National Chemistry Week celebration at Midland Park Mall
Celebrating Earth Day at local elementary schools
Participating in Family Science Night at the Petroleum Museum
Judging science fairs at local schools
Participating in San Angelo's Eco Fair
Participating in MC Science Extravaganza

Professional Development
Hosting "Mini Friday" Lecture Series at club meetings
Participating and presenting research work and chapter activities at West Texas STEM Conference
Participating in Louis Stokes Alliance for MinorityParticipation Conference at the University of Texas at El Paso
Participating in the ACS National Coference in San Diego
Participating in MC Research Colloquium
Attending field trips to Cemex in Odessa, and Kel-Tech Inc. in Midland

In addition to the activities listed above, the MC Chemistry Club meets every-other Friday for regular meetings and routinely hosts campus bake sales and ACS Study Guide sales.

“I am so proud of our Chemistry Club’s work,” said Dr. Margaret Wade, MC dean of Math, Science & Kinesiology. “Our Chemistry faculty work very hard to promote chemistry and provide opportunities for our students. The students are enthusiastic and have a true passion for science!”

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