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Waynesburg American Chemical Society receives Outstanding Chapter Award

This is the chapter's 11th award since 2006

Teghan Simonton Nov 9, 2018

The Waynesburg University chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) recently received the Outstanding Chapter Award for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The American Chemical Society requires student chapters to submit a year-end report encompassing all of the activities performed during the school year. They are evaluated in the areas of outreach, professional development and chapter development.

I am excited that we have been able to maintain the level of activity required to achieve this accomplishment for over 10 years.

Evonne Baldauff, chair of the Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science

Waynesburg’s ACS chapter participated in more than 100 activities last year, said Evonne Baldauff, chairperson for the Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science. Events included a Science Symposium Series, participation in National Chemistry Week and ChemFest at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, as well as hosting the Haunted Lab and monthly homeschool labs.

“This award is significant because the chapter is recognized nationally among all other ACS student chapters for the great achievements they have made in promoting chemistry,” Baldauff said. “Waynesburg University’s ACS student chapter has a very solid reputation because of their readiness to volunteer and the quality work they yield.”

Bauldauff said this is the 11th Outstanding Chapter award the Waynesburg ACS chapter has received since 2006.

“I am excited that we have been able to maintain the level of activity required to achieve this accomplishment for over 10 years,” she said. “It is really a tremendous amount of work that goes into the planning and implementing all of these activities all year, every year. The impact of doing good work on the campus and in the community is definitely worth the effort.”

To learn more about the ACS Chapter and the Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science, contact Baldauff at ebaldauf@waynesburg.edu or call 724-852-7617.

About Waynesburg University

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.