Three Xavier Students from Kentucky Awarded by American Chemical Society

July 14, 2010

Cincinnati, OH -- Three Xavier University chemistry students from Kentucky have been recognized for excellence in their chemistry studies.

Alexandra A. Schatz of Louisville has been awarded the American Chemical Society Polymer Chemistry Educational Committee 2010 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Organic Chemistry. The award is made to a student entering the junior or senior year at ACS certified Institutions for outstanding achievement in Organic Chemistry. Given by the Joint Committee of the ACS Divisions of Polymer Chemistry and Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering, it consists of a personalized certificate and a letter of commendation signed by the Chair of the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry.

Alexandra is a junior at Xavier with a major in chemistry and a minor in math.


Eleanor A. Powell of Shelbyville, KY has been awarded the American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry 2010 Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry. This award is given to the outstanding student in analytical chemistry, entering the senior year, and is intended to encourage student interest in analytical chemistry and to recognize those who display a career aptitude in the field. The award consists of a personalized award certificate signed by the Chairman of the Analytical division and the Editor of Analytical Chemistry. The award recipient also receives a monthly e-mail from the journal Analytical Chemistry with highlights from the journal, especially the news and feature sections.

Eleanor is a senior at Xavier, double majoring in chemistry and biology.

Nina R. Collins of Louisville has been awarded the American Chemical Society Division of Inorganic Chemistry 2010 Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry. This award recognizes achievement by an undergraduate student in inorganic chemistry and encourages further study in the field. Given to students at American Chemical Society certified institutions, the award consists of a personalized certificate and a letter of commendation signed by the Chair of the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry.

Nina is a senior at Xavier with a major in chemistry and a minor in math.

ACS is a congressionally chartered independent membership organization which represents professionals at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry and sciences that involve chemistry.

Chemical training is the basis for a wide range of interesting careers such as: environmental science, forensic science, chemical business, medicine, insurance, chemical sales and service, library science, college teaching, museum work, patent law, government laboratories, research and consulting organizations, industrial chemistry, science writing, industrial hygiene, secondary school teaching, information science and toxicology.

Xavier’s average acceptance rate to medical schools over the past five years is about 80%, as compared with the national average of approximately 45%. To learn more about the chemistry major at Xavier University, please visit: http://www.xavier.edu/chemistry/