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UT Tyler ACS Student Affiliate Chapter Receives Commendable Award

October 16, 2007

Drs. Shtoyko and Smee

The UT Tyler ACS Student Chapter earned an award for its activities, programs and initiatives during 2006-07. Dr. Tanya Shtoyko and Dr. Jason Smee, UT Tyler assistant professors of chemistry, served as faculty advisor and co-advisor, respectively, for the 2006-07 academic year.

 

The American Chemical Society Student Affiliate Chapter at The University of Texas at Tyler has received a Commendable Award for its activities conducted during the 2006-07 academic year,
Dr. Don McClaugherty, UT Tyler Department of Chemistry chair, announced.


This is the 10th consecutive year ACS has honored the chapter. Lists of the award-winning chapters will be published in Chemical & Engineering News and in Chemistry, the student affiliate magazine. The ACS student affiliate chapter at UT Tyler also will be recognized at the annual ACS national meeting to be held April 6, 2008 in New Orleans.


Selections for student affiliate chapter awards, divided into outstanding, commendable and honorable mention levels, are based on exceptional activities, programs and initiatives described in chapter reports.


Dr. Tanya Shtoyko and Dr. Jason Smee, UT Tyler assistant professors of chemistry, served as faculty advisor and co-advisor, respectively, for the 2006-07 academic year. 


“I give much credit to all students involved. Successful chapters engage in valuable programs that impact members, their chapters, the ACS Student Affiliate Program, the public and the greater chemistry community,” said Shtoyko. “This chapter definitely helps our students prepare for their futures.”


The student affiliate of the American Chemical Society is the official ACS organization for undergraduate chemical science majors. Members participate in a wide range of programs and activities that enhance their college experience and prepare them for successful careers.


One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.



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