Congratulations to all and "well done" Awards Committee.
On behalf of the CHAS Awards Committee, it gives me great pleasure to announce to the Division Membership the winners of the 2020 ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety (CHAS) Awards.
Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations and suggestions, and to the Awards Selection Subcommittee members for evaluating the nominees and providing me with advice and support!
Please join me in congratulating the following recipients, who have already been notified individually and will be recognized at the CHAS awards symposium in August at the San Francisco National Meeting. I will also be sending an announcement through the DCHAS-L listserv.
Recognizing graduate-level academic research faculty who demonstrate outstanding commitment to chemical health and safety in their laboratories.
Mahesh K. Mahanthappa, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
The most comprehensive laboratory safety program in higher education (undergraduate study only)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Chemistry Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory
And Environment, Health & Safety Office
Outstanding contribution to the science, technology, education and communication of chemical health and safety
David Finster, Ph.D.
Outstanding, long-term service to the Division of Chemical Health and Safety
Robin M. Izzo
In addition, the following students have received the CHAS Student Registration Award for their CHAS presentations at upcoming national meetings:
Veronica Hayes, University of Connecticut, Spring Meeting
Jessica Martin, University of Connecticut, Spring Meeting
More information about each of these awards can be found at DCHAS.org.
Kimi Brown, NRCC-CHO, CSP
CHAS Awards Committee Chair 2020
Sr. Lab Safety Specialist
University of Pennsylvania
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