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Awards Night ...

... Awards Night Banquet honors winners of • High School Chemistry Contest • Leopold Marcus Award • High School Teaching Award • Outstanding Junior Chemistry Students at area colleges and universities

Report from Awards Banquet, 2012

April 16th was the 2012 Awards Night Maggiano’s Little Italy in Brentwood. The evening honored our region’s Outstanding College Juniors and winners of the High School Chemistry Contest. There were 98 people in attendance, including the award winners, professors and mentors, parents, and ACS members.

After dinner, Eric Bruton, 2012 Chair of the Section, welcomed the guests and introduced the section by featuring some of the key activities it puts on each year.

Dr Steven Hannah, Director of Molecular Nutrition in the Nestlé Research Center in St Louis, was the keynote speaker. His talk, on developing nutrition for pets, also related how his career integrates with his love for animals.

Then Michael Hauser presented the Outstanding College Junior Chemistry Student Awards to:

and the Outstanding Chemical Technology Student Award to:

The winners of the High School Chemistry Contest were presented by Myron Reese of McKendree College with help from Eric Bruton. Award certificates and checks were presented to the 1st through 5th place winners in both the regular and advanced divisions, and to students in each division receiving an honorable mention. Five of the students qualified to take the Chemistry Olympiad qualifying test at University of Missouri–St Louis. You can see all the winners,their places, and their mentors on the Awards page, here.

portrait of Dr Steven Hanna

Dr Steven Hanna delivers his keynote talk on animal nutrition and career/life balance

audience at Awards Night

Some of the 98 attendees listening to the keynote speaker

photo of College Student award winners

Outstanding College Student award winners (l to r): (back row) Zach Engel, Daniel LaMaster, Ramya Natarajan, Lindsey Steinberg, Calvin O Nyapete, Graham Hudson; (front row) Erin Martin, Joey L Jackson, Liliana I Castillo

photo of Chem Tech student awardee

Outstanding Chemical Technology Student awardee: Jordan W Aach (left), with Michael Hauser presenting

photo of High School Chemistry Contest winner

The winner of the High School Chemistry Contest Advanced Division is Ladue High School student Runpeng Liu, here with his teacher, Carl Tenpas.

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