Fresno State’s Chemistry Club was recognized at the 250th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition in Boston with a 2015 ChemLuminary Award.

The Chemistry Club, which is the student chapter of the San Joaquin Valley section of the American Chemical Society, was presented the award for the Best Student Member National Chemistry Week Event held October 19-25, 2014.

This honor is bestowed upon local sections and chapters to recognize their exceptional volunteer efforts and promotion of chemistry and chemical sciences within their geographical areas.

The Fresno State student chapter and the San Joaquin Valley section were honored for events held during National Chemistry Week that increased the scientific literacy of students and the community, according to the American Chemical Society. Events included a chemistry fact scavenger hunt, wine and cheese social, pumpkin festival and a science-themed haunted house to engage students of all grades, the academic community and industry.

The chemistry week committee consisted of Annabelle Lolinco, the club president who is a chemistry/communication major from Fresno; Patricia Mae Luna, a chemistry major from Fresno; Brandi Mason, a chemistry/geology major from Coalinga; Jonathan Butin, a biology major from Fresno; and Jason Pimentel, a food science major from Modesto.

The advisers for the Chemistry Club are Donnie Golden and Dr. Melissa Golden, professors in the Chemistry Department. The chair of the executive board for the San Joaquin Valley section is Dr. Joseph Gandler, Fresno State chemistry professor.

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