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American Chemical Society Scholarships at UWF

 Digital Record
Identifier: Digital Object ID ##957ixe

Dates

  • Digitized: 2015

Summary Note

As the American Chemical Society scholars program celebrates its 20th year in 2015, the University of West Florida has the second highest number of American Chemical Society (ACS) scholars in the nation, tying with Stanford University's nine students, and second only to fifteen at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

  &nnsp; See press release for comments of Karen Molek, Assistan Professor of Chemistry, who hellped establish the UWF Chemistry Scholars Program.

  &nnsp; The nine UWF Chem Scholar students recognized as ACS Scholars since 2012 include Brandon Colon, Sheneika Jackson, Tia Jarvis, Pristine Kirkconnell, Kyra Murrell, Amanda Tonnaer and Alex Vega, Tashiema Wilson and Chiena Witt. All are poised for success in their academic and professional careers:

  &nnsp; •Colon was accepted into the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Research Experience for Undergraduate Students this summer and will graduate in May 2016.

  &nnsp; •Jackson is enrolled in a Chemistry PhD program at the University of Georgia with out-of-state tuition remission and an annual stipend.

  &nnsp; •Jarvis received a stipend and full tuition remission to attend the Chemistry PhD program at the University of Notre Dame.

  &nnsp; •Kirkconnell is performing summer research in a Research Experience for Undergraduate Students at University of Wisconsin – Madison and will graduate in May 2016.

  &nnsp; •Murrell received tuition remission, a stipend and an additional merit based recruitment award to attend Penn State.

  &nnsp; •Tonnaer is working in Dr. Tanay Kesharwani’s research lab in the inaugural Summer Undergraduate Research Program at UWF, and will graduate in May 2017.

  &nnsp; •Vega received tuition remission, a stipend and a departmental merit award to attend the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s Chemistry PhD program.

  &nnsp; •Wilson graduated in May and has been accepted to chemical engineering programs at Florida State University and University of South Alabama.

  &nnsp; •Witt is a UWF Chem Scholar who will graduate in May 2016.

Rights Statement Note

Photographs and images may not be sold, marketed, or used for commercial applications without express permission from the University of West Florida. Researchers may use photographs and images from these collections provided credit is given to the University Archives and West Florida History Center, UWF Libraries, Pensacola.

Physical Description Note

Electronic press release and photograph, Megan Gonzalez, University Communications, UWF, July 22, 2015.

Contributor Note

Contributor: Added by Dean DeBolt, July 22, 2015

Repository Details

Part of the UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center Repository

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