Awards Night was held on Tuesday, April 15, at Maggiano’s Little Italy. Following a delicious dinner, St Louis Section Chair Dr Jim O’Brien (UM-St Louis) spent a few minutes describing the various section activities including awards given and received by the Section. Dr Brian Gau, Sr Research Chemist at Sigma, gave an upbeat synopsis of his career path—including references to Luke Skywalker—and congratulated the students on their success, quoting from Chris Hardwick: “Nerds make the shiny things….”
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- The winners of the high school chemistry contest were announced by Dr Myron Reese of McKendree College.
- The Outstanding College Junior Awards were announced by Dr Mike Hauser of SLCC–Meramec.
- Ms Bojana Opacic received the Chemical Science and Technology Award, presented by Adrienne Mazdra of SLCC–Florissant Valley.
- Ms Donna Malkmus, chemistry teacher in the Francis Howell School District, was recognized as the High School Chemistry Teacher-of-the-Year, presented by Ms Sandi Mueller of John Burroughs School.