Gibbs appointed to ACS Undergraduate Programs Advisory Board
Greglynn Gibbs, Research Support Technician at Penn State Berks, has been invited by the American Chemical Society Committee on Education (SOCED) to serve on the ACS Undergraduate Programs Advisory Board (UPAB) for a three-year term (2013–2015), and to serve as Undergraduate Program Chair for a future ACS national meeting during that time.
According to Mary Carroll, Chair of the Society Committee on Education, Gibbs was invited to serve on this advisory board due to her familiarity with ACS and her experience with undergraduate education.
Currently, Gibbs serves as the adviser to the Penn State Berks student chapter of the ACS. This year, the Lehigh Valley Section of the American Chemical Society, which includes Penn State Berks, received a ChemLuminary Award for Outstanding Performance by a Local Section – Medium Large Size Category. The Lehigh Valley section was nominated for the award due to its involvement in the International Year of Chemistry and National Chemistry Week; Penn State Berks made several notable contributions to the section’s outreach efforts.
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