DURANT, Okla. -- Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s American Chemical Society student members chapter received its first-ever “Green Chemistry Chapter Recognition Award” at the national ACS meeting in New Orleans.
James Sharp, 2013-14 president from Colbert, and Cord Carter, 2013-14 vice-president from Haworth, accepted the awards.
The “Green Chemistry” award was an acknowledgement that the chapter participated in at least three new activities last year which promoted the adoption of environmentally friendly chemistry practices, such as using fewer toxic solvents or avoiding wasting chemicals whenever possible.
The Southeastern chapter received two award plaques, one for Green Chemistry activities, and one for an Honorable Mention award for many other service and educational activities of the previous year.
Sharp and Cord also displayed a ACS Successful Student Chapter poster put together for the event.
Both students were able to learn more about what the society stands for, about career and training opportunities for undergraduates, and future events the Southeastern chapter might choose to attend.