(December 11, 2018) The Virginia Tech chapter of the American Chemical Society Student Affiliates, known on campus as the Chemistry Club, has won an Outstanding award for its activities conducted during the 2017–2018 academic year.

The award is the highest award offered by The Society Committee on Education. Of the over 400 chapter activity reports submitted for the 2017–2018 school year, only 69 chapters received outstanding awards. In addition, the chapter was also recognized as a "green chapter" for successfully completing green chemistry activities throughout the year. 

Special commendation went to Professor Maggie Bump who serves as faculty advisor of the chapter. Prof. Bump is relentlessly committed to not only undergraduate education and mentoring but also community outreach through workshops throughout the year and camps during the summer months. 

The ACS' Student Affiliates program is unique because of its direct association with the American Chemical Society which allows students to network with top professionals, attend scientific meetings, and directly access research. For more information on the program, visit the Chemistry Club's website here.