Local Section Members Win National and Institutional Awards

Stacey Balbach, past-chair of the ACS WI Local Section, has won the 2023 James Bryant Conant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching, sponsored by the Journal of Chemical Education and ChemEd X! This is the highest award in the USA for a high school chemistry teacher and serves “to recognize, encourage, and stimulate outstanding teachers of high school chemistry.” Stacey currently teaches in the Cuba City School District of Wisconsin. Congratulations Stacey from all of your ACS WI Local Section Colleagues!

Cheri Barta, ACS WI Local Section Secretary, has received the 2022 University of Nebraska at Kearney Dr. Donald E. Fox Distinguished Chemistry Alumna Award! This award recognizes outstanding alumni who are making significant contributions to their communities and businesses.

Shannon Stahl, ACS WI Local Section member, has won the 2023 ACS Award in Organometallic Chemistry, sponsored by Dow! This award is for individuals who have shown outstanding research in the preparation, reactions, properties, or structure of organometallic substances.

Sam Pazicni, ACS WI Local Section Officer, received a Distinguished Faculty Postdoc Mentoring Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison! This award recognizes faculty on the UW-Madison campus that contribute their time, knowledge, energy, and enthusiasm to mentoring and advancing postdocs in their labs.