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2013 Ciba Award Winners Selected

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The American Chemical Society's Green Chemistry Institute announced winners of The Ciba Travel Awards in Green Chemistry on November 18, 2013. The award is open to student applicants from high school through graduate level programs to help them attend an American Chemical Society technical meeting, conference, or training program that has a significant green chemistry or sustainability component. The awards are funded by interest income from the Ciba Green Chemistry Student Endowment and are administered by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® annually. The award amount is based on estimated travel expenses, up to $2,000.

From a pool of excellent applications, the panel of judges selected the following winners:


Angela Holmberg, University of Delaware

Angela is from Circle Pines, Minnesota and studies Chemical Engineering (Sustainable Polymers) at the University of Delaware. She plans to attend the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA (Aug.2014) with her award.


Matthew DeNardo, Carnegie Mellon University

Matthew is from Moon Township, Pennsylvania and studies Green Chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University. He will be attending the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, CA (Aug. 2014).


Avinav Nandgaonkar, North Carolina State University

Avinav is from Nagpur, Maharashtra, India and is working toward his Ph.D. in Fiber/Polymer Science at North Carolina State University. He will use his award to attend the ACS National Meeting in Dallas, TX (March 2014).


Jing Zhang, North Dakota State University

Jing is from Liaocheng, Shandong Province, China and is studying Organometallic Chemistry at North Dakota State University. She will attend the ACS National Meeting in Dallas, TX (March 2014) with her award.

The ACS GCI staff looks forward to the winners' participation in the 2014 ACS Meetings as representatives of Green Chemistry. Congratulations to the winners!

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