to the winners of the 2012–2013
Student Chapter Awards
It is a tremendous honor for me to help celebrate the many accomplishments of ACS student chapters and their faculty advisors throughout the country. You have helped to communicate the value and benefits of chemistry to society through your many outreach events in your communities and on your campuses. You
have been exemplary partners in advancing my 2013 presidential theme of “Partners for
Progress and Prosperity!”
It is important for you to continue following your passion. You have made a difference
through your participation in student chapter activities, and along the way, you have
gained valuable professional skills that will serve you well throughout your career. I
encourage you to keep up your award-winning ways— developing and exercising your
leadership skills, building a strong network of mentors, colleagues, and friends, and
broadly taking advantage of all the development opportunities ACS has to offer.
Chemistry is an increasingly global enterprise so we need to work together now more than
ever to communicate the central role chemistry plays in solving global challenges of the
environment, and shortages of energy, water, food, and natural resources. Thank you for
all you have done in advancing the mission of ACS.
Congratulations to all of the ACS award-winning chapters. I wish you continued success
in 2014 and beyond!
President, American Chemical Society