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American Chemical Society Honors Young’s Teaching

May 11, 2009

The Binghamton, NY Section of the American Chemical Society presented Hartwick College Associate Professor of Chemistry Susan M. Young with its 2009 ACS Distinguished Teacher award during its annual awards dinner on May 6, 2009. The award recognizes excellence in teaching, as well as leadership and guidance provided to students.

The Binghamton section is one of the 189 Local Sections of the American Chemical Society--the world's largest scientific society. ACS works with industry and academia to educate the public about the benefits of its profession and science.

Young received her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research interests include synthesis and reactivity studies of main-group inorganic compounds, and the design and use of educational technology. Young teaches Inorganic Chemistry, Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, General Chemistry, Accelerated General Chemistry, and courses for non-science majors. She has been the faculty advisor for the Hartwick College Student Affiliates Chapter of the American Chemical Society since 1995.

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