Monday night, the 21st of May, saw a phenomenal banquet recognizing members and contributors for their professional and/or academic contributions to the advancement of chemistry through ACS. These included members with 40, 50 and 60 years of research work in this field as well as active teachers and students.
The North Jersey Local of the ACS awarded our NJSTA with a plaque as a “salute to excellence for providing outstanding programming and professional development opportunities to the chemistry teachers of New Jersey. These opportunities have impacted thousands of students.”
The plaque continues citing our “commitment and leadership of the NJSTA volunteers [which] promote the ACS mission of advancing the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.”
NJSTA president Ms. Linda Smith and NJSTA president-elect Ms. Linda Burroughs accepted the award. Ms. Bobbi Gorman nominated our association, and has been an active member of our group for many years. We appreciate all the work she has done to promote the education of chemical science and her commitment to teaching students.