ChemLuminary Award Finalists

ChemLum 2019

Congratulations to the Georgia Local Section, its officers, and many volunteers. The section has been selected as a finalist for 14 (!)  ChemLuminary Awards for events and activities in 2018:

  • Best NCW Event Organized by a Student Group
  • Most Creative & Innovative Use of the CCEW Theme
  • Outstanding Community Involvement in NCW
  • Outstanding Ongoing CCEW Event
  • Outstanding Ongoing NCW Event
  • Outstanding Public Outreach Event Organized by a Student Group
  • Outstanding Sustainability Activities
  • Best Overall Local Section Minority Affairs
  • Best Ongoing Senior Activity in a Local Section that Benefits the Community, Local Schools, or Legislative Government
  • Fostering Interactions between Local Sections and Student Chapters
  • Outstanding High School Student Program Award
  • Outstanding Kids and Chemistry Award
  • Outstanding U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad
  • Outstanding or Creative Local Section Younger Chemists Committee Event

The winners will be announced and the presentation of awards will occur at the 21st Annual ChemLuminary Awards ceremony which will take place during the ACS Fall 2019 National Meeting & Expo in San Diego.

Chemistry Olympiad Finalist

Congratulations to Ridings Bald of The Westminster Schools who was selected as one of 20 finalists who will attend the Chemistry Olympiad Study Camp at the University of Maryland. These students will compete for a spot on the team representing the United States at the 51st International Chemistry Olympiad in Paris, France, July 21-30, 2019.


Congratulations also to the Georgia Section Chemistry Olympiad Coordinator, Dr. Heather Abbott-Lyon (Kennesaw State University).

See more information on the Georgia Section Chemistry Olympiad page.

2019 Herty Medalist

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Professor Lisa McElwee-White is the recipient of the 2019 Herty Medal as awarded by the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society recognizing outstanding work and service by a chemist in the Southeast. Prof. McElwee-White is Colonel Allen R. and Margaret G. Crow Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry at The University of Florida. She is being recognized for introducing mechanism-based design of organometallic precursors for fabrication of thin films and nanostructures and for her many outreach contributions and service to the American Chemical Society.

The gold Herty medal will be presented at the 85th Herty Award Celebration in September 2019. Prof. McElwee-White will also be a guest lecturer at the Annual Herty Medalist Undergraduate Research Symposium (HMURS). (Photo Credit: Lisa McElwee-White)