The 13th Annual ChemLuminary Awards celebration was held in conjunction with the ACS National Meeting in Denver, CO, on August 30.  Approximately 400 chemists came together to recognize local sections, regional meetings, and divisions that received accolades for their tireless efforts and work in promoting chemistry and the chemical sciences in local areas during 2010.  ACS President Nancy B. Jackson opened the event with welcoming remarks and the presentation of 40 awards that included the ACS Award for Volunteer Service to the American Chemical Society  to Zaida Morales-Martinez, and the Helen M. Free Award for Public Outreach to Bill Trammell.  Prior to the awards presentation, 45 posters were presented by award finalists that reflected those outstanding activities being recognized.  Immediately following the presentation, the celebration continued with dancing until midnight.

 

Recipients of this year’s awards and a complete video of the presentation can be found on the ACS Website.