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American Chemistry Society student chapter recognized at national level

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Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s American Chemical Society student chapter has been selected to receive a national award.

The organization, which has more than 20 members, was recently reinstated as an active chapter.

According to its website, the Society Committee on Education selects student chapters to receive special recognition on the basis of their programs and activities.

“I am very proud of our student chapter,” said Crystal Chi, the chapter’s president. “To be nationally recognized and win a commendable award in the same year that we became active is a huge achievement. We have a lot of fun in our organization, and because we really enjoy chemistry, we don't see it as work.”

The chapter is active in the community through volunteer events and outreach events such as judging science fairs and monthly "Pizza Lectures" where they invite a professor from the university to talk about their research, Chi said.

Chemistry Department Chair, Dr. Christine Hahn, said the chapter's achievement demonstrates the strength of its chemistry majors and their outstanding leadership.

“It shows that the Chemistry Department is an attractive place where students become involved in a variety of activities which will shape their lives and prepare them for the future. The chapter's achievement has definitely contributed to strengthening our Chemistry program,” Hahn said.

Chi said the chapter welcomes students of any major who have an interest and passion for chemistry.

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