Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Maclachlan named 2018 Outreach Volunteer of the Year by the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society

In an effort to recognize the immeasurable outreach efforts made by local section volunteers, the American Chemical Society's Committee of Community Activities (CCA) has established the Local Section Outreach Volunteer of the Year award program. Each local section has an opportunity to recognize one individual annually for demonstrating extraordinary outreach volunteer service within the section. Volunteers are only eligible to be recognized once every five years.

In recognition of their exemplary outreach efforts, ACS provides each participating local section with a certificate and gift to present to the awardee during a local section meeting or another event. The program and some awardees will also be recognized in an issue of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) later this year.

Jennifer Maclachlan is the 2018 Northeastern Local Section ACS (NESACS) Volunteer of the Year. Maclachlan has been involved in numerous public relations and outreach activities in 2017, which includes Chair of the ACS Committee of Public Relations (2016-2018); member of the NESACS Public Relations Committee (2010-present); Public Relations Chair for the Small Chemical Business Division (2010-present); co-founder of the Cape Cod Science Cafes in 2011 during the International Year of Chemistry, the most recent Cape Cod Science Café event included a “Science in Your Swimsuit” Café (50 children) in 2017 and again, in 2018, and the annual Wicked Cool STEM Science Café with the Cape & Islands Council of the Boy Scouts of America (600+ attendees-Jennifer been coordinating NESACS participation at this event since 2013); organizer of the NESACS outreach tables at the AAAS Family Science Days at the Hynes Convention Center (2013 and 2017); and co-founder and co-organizer of the STEM Journey Event on Cape Cod (800+ attendees annually) since 2014.
Maclachlan will be recognized by her NESACS colleagues on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at Sanofi in Waltham at 6:45pm, at the NESACS December Monthly Meeting and Medicinal Chemistry Symposium. If you wish to attend this awards dinner, please use this link to access the online ticket site:
In 2018, ACS recognized 52 awardees. To read some of the wonderful contributions made by the individuals being acknowledged, follow the link below.

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