Alchemyst club receives award

American Chemical Society recognizes club and advisor | October 8, 2002

The American Chemical Society (ACS) awarded the University's student chapter an honorable mention for its chapter activities during the 2001-2002 school year. The student chapter, known as the alchemyst club, informs and educates the University community about merits of science and supports the chemistry community on campus. Its purpose is to facilitate the propagation of chemical knowledge and to assist in making the chemistry major a viable option. Club activities include ACS meetings, tutoring in chemistry subjects and volunteering in the community. The club also organizes field trips and invites guest speakers to discuss various chemistry issues. Barbara Hopkins, associate professor of chemistry and club advisor, was recognized for her exemplary efforts in representing undergraduate science education and mentoring around the country. According to the ACS, she’s given a “great commitment of time and energy that a successful chapter requires of an advisor.” The organization gave her a special commendation for her dedication. To find out more about the alchemyst club call Hopkins at 513 745-2063.