Congratulations to Regis Goode of Ridge High School has been named a 2017 ACS Fellow. Regis co-chaired the High School teachers program at SERMACS 2016.
Her contributions to the science/profession: Recognized as a leader in secondary school chemical education as a teacher of Advanced Placement Chemistry and Chemistry in the Community, and for educating and mentoring others in the profession.
Her contributions to the ACS community: Honored for over three decades of involvement in ACS chemical education projects, such as Chemistry in the Community, AACT, ChemMatters, and the Task Force for Safety Education Guidelines.
Congratulations to Scott Goode upon his retirement from the University of South Carolina, officially as of May 15 but today (April 24th) is his "Last Lecture." He joined the faculty at USC in January 1974 and rose through the ranks to become a professor. His B.S.Chem was from the University of Illinois, Urbana and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Among his honors are the Society for Applied Spectroscopy Award for Service to the Society (1990), the Amoco Foundation Outstanding... Teacher Award (1991), the Michael J.Mungo Award for Teaching (1998), the South Carolina Section of the ACS Distinguished Service Award (2009), and the USC Service Award (2015). He has supervised the work of 20 Ph.D. students, 7 masters, 19 MAT students, and 16 undergraduates. He has 54 peer-refereed publications. For the South Carolina Section he served as an alternate councilor from 2000-2004 and has and continues to serve as councilor since 2005. In 2016 he was named an ACS Fellow. For SERMACS 2016 he served as the program chair and was recognized for his efforts at the South Carolina Section's recent awards banquet. .
The annual awards meting and undergraduate poster session was held Thursday April 20 at Claflin University. Please see the related articles below for news from that meeting.
Dr. Donna A. Chen, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of South Carolina is the 2017 South Carolina Chemist of the Year. She joined the faculty at USC in 1999 and has established a research program that has received both national and international attention.Her research area is in the area of materials physical chemistry and focuses on understanding surface chemistry at the atomic and molecular level.
She received her BS from the Rochester Institute of Technology, her MA and Ph.D. from Harvard University, and did a post-doc at the Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, CA.
She has participated in research grants that have generated over $8 million in funding from the Army Research Office, NSF, DOE, DOD, NASA, and PRF. Seventeen graduate students, 20 postdoctoral associates, 16 undergraduate students and two high school students have been mentored by Dr. Chen. She has 56 peer-reviewed publications .
Her many honors include the 2016 USC Educational Foundation Research Award, the 2010 Michael J. Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award, and the 2008 South Carolina Governor's Young Researcher Award.
The following undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry majors students will be honored at the award meeting. They all have been recommended by the faculty of their institution and have at least a 3.5 GPA.
|Charleston Southern|| Jessica N. Crane|
| The Citadel||Sean M. Brennan|
|Claflin University||Kadejah Johnson|
| College of Charleston||Nicholas Taylor|
|Coker College|| Sydney A. Gaster|
| Francis Marion University|| Patel Sharad|
| South Carolina State University||Marketa Marcanikova|
|University of South Carolina|| William Ray Capell|
Dr. Pamela Riggs-Gelasco, Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry of the College of Charleston was announced as the recipient of this year's award. Through her Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grant, the department has provided outreach opportunities to local pre-college students. Each year hundreds of students from Title I schools such as Burke High School and Mitchell Elementary come to campus for hands-on experiences. Participation in the Annual STEM Education Day also brings over 1500 students to campus from area elementary and middle schools. Although relying on the help of many faculty members to accomplish these activities, it is her grantsmanship and leadership that made this possible.
The following local section members were acknowledged for their years of service to the Society:
50 Year Members
Dr. Marion Doig, III Dr. Julian McGill
Ms. Barbara Eggers-Parker Mr. Charles Muller
Dr. Daniel Reger Mr. James Johnson
Mr. Harold Weber Mr. John Locke, Jr.
Dr. Alan Williams
60 Year Members
Mr. John Bertels Dr. John Herron
Dr. T.R. Mueller Dr. Richard Partyka
2017 James Bryant Conant Award
Laura E. Slocum of Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia has been named the recipient of the 2017 James Bryant Conant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching, sponsored by the Journal of Chemical Education and ChemEd X. She received her award at the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in conjunction with the 253rd ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA. The award sponsored by Thermo Fischer Scientfic, Inc. is the American Chemical Society's highest honor that is presented to a high school teacher. The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Laura serves as an alternate councilor for the South Carolina Section.
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SERMACS 2017 will be held in Charlotte, NC this November 7 - 11, 2017. The conference will be at the Sheraton Charlotte which has an "Always Welcome" policy and will provide our attendees a fantastic facility. We will have a full day of "Diversity in Science" programming and social events, highlighted by the Stanley C. Israel award ceremony on Wednesday, November 8th.
Along with over 40 invited symposia and workshops including dozens of Keynote speakers, K-12, Undergraduate, Project SEED and other programming.
The meeting will kick-off with a large Exposition. Premium booths are still available. It will wrap up with a Graduate School/Future Fair for students to discover their next steps.
#Charlottesgotalot of activities for all of our guests. We are looking forward to welcoming the ACS community to Charlotte for the first time in over 30 years. We hope to engage scientists, students, educators, and our regional industrial partners in a week of exchange and growth. We are Building Community Through Science.
Save the date: November 7 - 11, 2017 and find out how to get involved. Contact our General Chair, Jordan Poler (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information and partnership opportunities.
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