The annual SC-ACS Undergraduate Poster Session, Awards Meeting, and Dinner were held Thursday April 19 at Claflin University in Orangeburg. Thank you to our wonderful hosts, especially Angela Peters and Stephon Void.
Professor Michael (Micky) was named the Outstanding South Carolina Chemist for 2018. Dr Myrick is known for his excellence in the classroom as well for his innovative research and technology transfer. Professor Myrick came to USC in 1991, was promoted to Associate Professor in 1997 and to Full Professor in 2001.
As an educator, Professor Myrick has been recognized with the SC Honors College Outstanding Professor of Science Award, the Mortar Board Society Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Michael J. Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award.
As a researcher, Professor Myrick has received approximately $4M in research funding for his work in optical spectroscopy and instrumentation. He has published more than 160 papers and graduated more than 20 Ph.D. students, and he was recognized with the Army Research Office Young Investigator Award and the Gerald Birth Award for Achievement in Near-Infrared Spectroscopy.
Professor Myrick is perhaps most notable for his success in technology transfer. 33 patents have issued in his name from USC, some of which describe multivariate optical computing.
Charleston Southern University Zachary D. Kegley
The Citadel Caleb M. Davis
Claflin University Janeala Morsby
Coastal Carolina University David Laws III
College of Charleston Alyssa Johnson
Columbia College Kristine Golden
Coker College Nathan Lemke
Francis Marion University Kalin S. Smalls
University of South Carolina Courtney E. Patterson
50 Years of Service
60 Years of Service
Dr. Richard Darwin Adams
Mr. Bhagwan Dean Daryani
Dr. Ronald E. Hemingway
Dr. Gordon George Maynes
Mr. Thomas W. Starinskak
Dr. Thomas L. Dawson
Mr. John C. Nowakoski
Mr. James A. Williamson, Jr.
Seventy-Four Years of Service Dr. Louis Foster Theiling, Jr.
Seventy-Five Years of Service Mr. Max Gustave Gergel
Dr. Neal Tonks of the College of Charleston was recognized for his service as chair-elect, chair, and past-chair of the section. Most recently, Neal was the Graduate School Fair Coordinator for SERMACS-2016. This outstanding program brought in school from around the Southeast and beyond to interact with undergraduate seeking admission to graduate school. His efforts helped add to the financial bottom line of the conference but more importantly added to the networking and career advancement bottom line of a large number of participants. Neal was an active contributing member of the planning committee.
Dr. Tonks, has also been an active leader of the College of Charleston’s Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry's outreach program which includes bringing minority pre-college students from Title I schools onto campus to participate in hands on learning activities. For example, each January ~ 120 students from Mitchell Elementary school participate in a morning long series of hands-on activities. In February the department will again participate in the STEM Education Day in association with the women’s basketball game which will bring 2600 students to campus. He also has mentored students from Academic Magnet High School performing laboratory research as part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant.
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