West Virginia State University Hosts Regional American Chemical Society Awards Banquet

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May 12, 2016

West Virginia State University Hosts Regional American Chemical Society Awards Banquet

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) will host the Kanawha Valley Section of the  American Chemical Society (ACS) Awards Banquet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in the James C. Wilson Student Union on the Institute, W.Va. campus.

The awards will honor outstanding science students from 14 area high schools and middle schools as well as ACS members who have served their community or had significant careers in the chemical industry.

Earlier this year, local students competed in the Dow Chemical Company sponsored statewide “You Be The Chemist” competition. The state of West Virginia winner of the “You Be The Chemist” competition will be recognized at the ACS Awards Banquet. In addition, top scoring students who competed in the ACS sponsored Chemistry Olympiad, held earlier this year, will be recognized. Chemistry Olympiad awards for the top achieving schools in the region, the highest scoring student from each school that competed, as well as the highest achieving students for the region will be recognized.

WVSU, ACS, University of Charleston, and West Virginia University Institute of Technology will be offering a total of 14 college scholarships valued at more than $200,000 to leading science students.

Rusty Kruzelock, executive director and chief executive officer of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s Regional Technology Park, will provide the keynote address.

The following schools will have students in attendance:

Bluefield High School
Boone County Honors Academy
Capital High School
Charleston Catholic High School
Clay County High School
George Washington High School
Herbert Hoover High School
Montcalm High School
Oak Hill High School
Pikeview High School
Poca High School
Riverside High School
Sissonville Middle School
Valley High School
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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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