Adams State chemistry students recognized by American Chemical Society

Pictured, Diane Arias, Adams Atoms club member, explains her Analytical Chemistry poster on the Global Warming Effects on Coral Reef Formation to fellow chemistry major Alejandra Chavez, Umesh Bhattarai, Ph.D. assistant professor of chemistry, and Frank Novotny, Ph.D. professor of chemistry, on December 7./Photo by Linda Relyea

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Adams Atoms, Chemistry Department student club, received an Honorable Mention award for its activities conducted during the 2017/2018 academic year. There are nine active members in Adams Atom.

For the 2017/2018 academic year over 400 chapter activity reports were submitted and The Society Committee on Education presented 69 outstanding, 92 commendable, and 145 honorable mention awards. The award winning chapters will be honored at the 245th ACS National Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Frank Novotny, Ph.D. professor of chemistry and current Adams Atoms faculty advisor, said he appreciates his predecessor’s efforts to keep the club active and vital. “Our chemistry majors put forth a lot of time and dedication to their studies and still make the commitment to be active participants in Adams Atom.”

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