Volunteer of the Year 2023
Please join us in congratulating the ACS San Gorgonio Section 2023 Outreach Volunteer of the Year, Dr. Michael Nalbandian!
As chair of the San Gorgonio Section's Environmental Improvement Committee, Dr. Michael J. Nalbandian planned the Chemists Celebrate Earth Week community outreach event for the Local Section. Through the efforts of Dr. Nalbandian and that committee, over 190 people enjoyed various bug-themed demos and activities and guided tours of a local botanical garden. In addition to this successful event, Dr. Nalbandian is a consistent outreach volunteer for the section, and he is also a primary contributor to NCW and Olympiad outreach events. He has been a section volunteer since 2019. We appreciate the outreach work he has done for the section over the years!
Volunteer of the Year 2022
Please join us in congratulating the ACS San Gorgonio Section 2022 Outreach Volunteer of the Year, Dr. Ana Bahamonde!
Dr. Ana Bahamonde is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at UCR. She attended our College & University Professor Mixer in the fall of 2021 and immediately got involved with Section activities. She was instrumental in recruiting over 20 UCR grad students to host several demo tables during our 2021 National Chemistry Week Celebration. Her efforts helped to make the outreach event a massive success, where we were able to show 250 K-8 students, teachers, and parents how fun chemistry can be. Dr. Bahamonde is on the executive board as Alternate Councilor and is the chair of the Women Chemists' Committee for the Section. Thank you, Dr. Bahamonde! We appreciate all you have done for the Section in such a short time, and we look forward to working with you for many years to come!
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