This year, the Kentucky Lake Local Section was selected as a finalist for four ChemLuminary Award(s). Winners were announced at the ACS Fall 2019 National Meeting & Expo on Tuesday August 27th in San Diego, CA. The section secured two awards:
The ChemAttitudes Partnership Award
“The Kentucky Lake Local Section conducted 5 hands-on science events, serving over 500 children across their rural region using the Let’s Do Chemistry kit. They partnered with Discovery Park of America to offer a free chemistry program; with the University of Tennessee Martin STEM Center to ensure that science had a prominent role at Martin Elementary School’s Family Fun Night; and with the ACS Student Chapter at Tennessee Martin to host a chemistry merit badge clinic for area Boy Scout troops.”
Outstanding Performance by a Local Section – Small Size Category Award
“Being a small section in a rural area is particularly challenging because members may have to drive upwards of 100 miles (each way) to attend meetings, activities, and events. The Kentucky Lake local section met this challenge—and maintained good attendance—by rotating programming through four regional locations and providing consistent, high quality programs that engaged students, academic, and industrial members.”
Congrats to everyone who made these awards possible!
You can read more about this year’s ChemLuminary awardees here.