TCU’s Chemistry Club has received an “Outstanding” rating along with the Green Chemistry Award for the 2020-2021 academic year from the American Chemical Society (ACS). Founded in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress, ACS is one of the world’s largest scientific organizations with more than 155,000 members in 150 countries. Its mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of the planet and its people.
The Green Chemistry Award is bestowed to student chapters who have shown outstanding commitment to incorporating green chemistry into their annual activities. This group of students has earned the national award multiple times, and stands out nationally as it continues to provide engaging educational activities for the Fort Worth community and area high school students. Ashlyn Laidman served as the Chemistry Club’s president and successfully kept a focus on mental health and well-being during the COVID challenges of the past year.
Open to all majors and anyone wanting to foster their love for chemistry, TCU’s Chemistry Club originated as a group of five scientists and is now a community outreach group. These students give back through a variety of programs at local schools, such as O.D Wyatt High School and Burton Hill Elementary, to work with them on science projects and facilitate their school’s chemistry clubs.