Student members of the American Chemical Society receives grant
Posted: Friday, February 11, 2011 12:02 am
STUDENT MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY GRANT — The University of Tennessee at Martin chapter of the Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS) has received a grant from the Society Committee on Chemical Education (SOCED) of ACS for the project “An IYC Focus on Green Energy and Sustainable Quality Environment.” The United Nations has designated 2011 as the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) being celebrated all over the world. The chapter will sponsor a speaker on new organic solar cells for harnessing solar energy, conduct a tour of the Jackson solar-power facility and the solar-powered Crown Winery & HRH Vineyards in Humboldt, make videos of interviews of community leaders on sustainability and energy issues and sponsor Earth Day activities. Chapter adviser, Dr. S.K. Airee, recently presented the $250 check to the SMACS co-directors, Corey L. Jones of Linden, president; Lee A. Elliott of Martin, vice president and Paul J. Jones of Memphis, treasurer.