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Catawba Chemistry Student to Attend American Chemical Society's Leadership Institute

January 06, 2014

Category: Academics, Chemistry

amberwmson13.jpgCatawba student Amber Williamson, a junior chemistry major from Lexington, has been selected to participate in the 2014 American Chemical Society's (ACS) Leadership Institute January 24-26 in Dallas, Texas. Williamson is one of only 16 students in the country to receive the 2014 Student Leadership Award and be invited to attend this leadership institute that recognizes emerging leaders in the ACS student chapter network.

Williamson was also one of five Catawba College students who spent this past summer interning at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC - a collaborative of 18 corporate, academic healthcare partners working to improve human health and nutrition) in Kannapolis helping to gather and organize data in a project that will ultimately result in a knowledge database to help improve human nutrition. She was a part of the $1.5 million Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP), a program that brought together university scientists, industry professionals and students from a variety of North Carolina colleges and universities, in a new collaborative research model.