Berks student receives American Chemical Society’s Student Leadership Award

Penn State Berks Chemical Society President Kristin Kamowski was recently honored with the 2013 Student Leadership Award by the American Chemical Society?s Committee on Education (SOCED) Undergraduate Student Programs Advisory Board (UPAB).

Kamowski, a junior majoring in biology, received this award in recognition of her contributions and skills as an emerging American Chemical Society Student Chapter leader. She was one of fifteen students from across the nation to be selected to attend the 2013 ACS Leadership Institute, held from January 25-27, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

The Penn State Berks Chemical Society is one of 1,000 student chapters of the American Chemical Society, the world?s largest scientific society, with a student membership of more than 10,000 members and a general membership of more than 160,000 members. Penn State Berks Chapter members sponsor various community outreach events throughout the year to demonstrate the importance of chemistry to everyday life.

The American Chemical Society?the world?s largest scientific society?is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals, and scientific conferences. Additional information about the Penn State Berks Chapter can be found by visiting the Penn State Berks Chemical Society Club; information about the 2013 ACS Student Leadership Award can be found at  the American Chemical Society website

For additional information, contact Greglynn Gibbs, Research Support Technician and adviser for the Penn State Berks Chemical Society, at 610-396-6363 or via e-mail at [email protected].