Founded in 1876, the American Chemical Society is a self-governed individual membership organization that consists of more than 158,000 members at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry. The organization provides a broad range of opportunities for peer interaction and career development, regardless of professional or scientific interests.
He was most recently named the 2005 U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education in the MasterÂs University and College category. He was also the recipient of the 2005 Education Award of the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award Corporation (HENAAC).
In 1996, he was among the first individuals named by the President of the United States to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, conferred at a White House ceremony. Additionally, he has received a 1999 Scholar-Fellow award from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation; the Quality Education for Minorities in Mathematics, Science and Engineering (QEM/MSE) NetworkÂs Year 2000 MSE Giants in Science Award; the 2001 American Chemical Society Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences; and the 2003 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Lifetime Mentor Award. He was one of four CSU faculty members selected for the $20,000 systemwide CSU Wang Family Excellence Award in 2000. He received an award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the educational film, Antimatter.
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