Chemistry Students Win National Awards


Contact: Dr. Micheal Fultz Asst. Professor,

WVSU Dept. of Chemistry



West Virginia State University student group win national awards two years in a row

Institute, WV – The Department of Chemistry at West Virginia State University (WVSU) is an award winning program. The American Chemical Society (ACS) recently awarded the WVSU student chapter of the ACS two national chemistry awards. WVSU Chemistry students received the distinguished Commendable Chapter Award and a Green Chemistry award for 2010-2011 academic year activities.

The ACS Commendable Chapter Award is given to student chapters for their community service and outreach efforts, while the Green Chemistry award is given for WVSU’s environmental and waste reducing practices in chemistry during the 2010-11 academic year. The ACS student chapter at WVSU served over 1,500 K-12 students and community citizens during the year through community programming and volunteer outreach efforts.

This marks the second year in a row that WVSU Chemistry students have won national awards in American Chemical Society competitions. WVSU is the only school in West Virginia who received these ACS awards last year and carried the tradition to deliver again for this year! Dr. Tom Guetzloff and Dr. Micheal Fultz, both professors of Chemistry at WVSU are the faculty advisors to the winning student group.

The 2010-11 award winning ACS student chapters will be recognized in an upcoming issue of "in Chemistry" national magazine and at the ACS Student Chapter Award Ceremony held at the ACS National Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Further details about WVSU and its many award winning academic programs can be found at or by calling 304-766-3000 for more information.


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