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October 8, 2008

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UT Tyler Chemistry Student Chapter Recognized by American Chemical Society

Shotoyko and Smee

Dr. Tanya Shotoyko and Dr. Jason Smee, UT Tyler assistant professors of chemistry, served as co-advisors of the UT Tyler ACS Student Chapter for the 2007-08 academic year.


The University of Texas at Tyler Student Affiliates Chapter of the American Chemical Society has received an outstanding award for activities conducted during the 2007-08 academic year,

Dr. Don McClaugherty, Department of Chemistry chair, announced.

This is the 15th consecutive year that ACS has nationally recognized the chapter with either outstanding, commendable or honorable mention awards. Lists of the award-winning chapters will be published in Chemical & Engineering News and in Chemistry, the student affiliate magazine.


Selections for chapter awards are based on exceptional activities, programs and initiatives described in chapter reports. The ACS Committee on Education recognized 40 chapters out of about 800 chapters as outstanding.


For the 2007-08 academic year, Dr. Jason Smee and Dr. Tanya Shotoyko,
UT Tyler assistant professors of chemistry, served as co-advisors, and senior Abigail Green of Tyler and May 2008 alumnus Adam Lankford of Tyler served as chapter presidents.


Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society is the official ACS organization for undergraduate chemistry 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. Nearly 90 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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