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Southeastern science students receive honorable mention award

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s student chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has earned an Honorable Mention award for its activities conducted during the 2013-14 academic year.

More than 400 chapter activity reports were submitted and The Society Committee on Education presented 44 outstanding, 85 commendable and 151 honorable mention awards.

Lists of award-winning chapters will be published in Chemical & Engineering News and in the November/December issue of inChemistry, the student member magazine.

Award-winning chapters will also be honored at the ACS National Meeting in Denver, Colorado, on Sunday, March 22, 2015.

Associate Professor Nancy Paiva, faculty advisor of the Southeastern chapter, received special commendation in the award letter from Tom Barton, president of the American Chemical Society.

The letter said that few faculty members are willing to make the great commitment of time and energy that a successful chapter requires. It noted  Paiva’s efforts as representing the best in undergraduate science education and mentoring around the country.