acs award symposium

March 26, 2001





Margie Yu
Public Affairs Spec.
(323) 343-3047


of Events

Cal State L.A.'s Outstanding
Chemistry Professor
to Present
an Award Research Symposium

Los Angeles, CA -- California State University, Los Angeles chemistry professor Carlos G. Gutiérrez, the recipient of this year's American Chemical Society (ACS) Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences, will be presenting a four-hour research symposium on Wednesday, April 4, 2001, as part of the 2001 American Chemical Society's Spring National Meeting in San Diego, CA.

The ACS award, sponsored by The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc., will be presented to Gutiérrez at an awards banquet on April 3 for his significant contributions to the educational success of students underrepresented in the sciences. It also recognizes his dedication as a classroom instructor, faculty advisor, research supervisor, director of University programs and his active participation in programs at the national level.

In addition to Gutiérrez, other speakers at the award symposium will include: Eric Martinez (B.S., M.S., Cal State L.A.; Ph.D., USC; Dreyfus Postdoctoral Fellow); Eduardo Bolanos (B.S., Cal State L.A.; Ph.D., graduate student at UCLA); George Olah, Nobel Laureate (professor of chemistry, USC); and Fred Wudl, fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Chemical Society Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award recipient (professor of chemistry, UCLA). These four outstanding scientists have mentored and helped to prepare Gutiérrez' students for the Ph.D.

The ACS Award recognizes individuals who have significantly stimulated or fostered the interest of students, especially economically disadvantaged students, in chemistry, thereby promoting their professional development as chemists or chemical engineers, and/or increasing their appreciation of chemistry as the central science. The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. In addition, Gutiérrez plans to endow a scholarship in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry with the $10,000 ACS grant.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) was founded in 1876 and is a not-for-profit organization. It is the world's largest scientific society and has a membership of over 151,000 chemists and chemical engineers. The American Chemical Society was chartered by a 1937 Act of the U.S. Congress. The Society is recognized as a world leader in fostering scientific education and research, and promoting public understanding of science.


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