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Chemistry Department Centres win ACS Prize

Posted on 25 November 2011

CIEC Promoting Science and the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, both working within the University of York’s Chemistry Department, have been selected as one of the four winners of the 2012 American Chemical Society’s Award for incorporating Sustainability into Chemical Education.

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The award seeks to ‘recognize those individuals and organisations that have made exemplary contributions to the incorporation of sustainability into chemical education’. Particular attention was given to the Children Challenging Industry project and to the recently published new edition of the post-16 publication The Essential Chemical Industry and the primary school resources under scrutiny included Renewables don’t run out, Plants for Products and Feel the Force.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) is the world’s largest scientific society with over 160 000 members.

The winners will present talks at the American Chemical Society Spring Meeting next March in San Diego.