The Department of Chemistry would like to recognize Claudia McDavid from Kingsport, TN for receiving the 2023 Student Leadership award from the American Chemical Society (ACS). Claudia is a junior pursuing dual degrees in Chemistry and Biology, and minors in Sociology and Honors. She is a peer mentor for the Honors program and the Secretary of the Tech chapter of the Student Members of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Claudia is one of the 14 students selected by ACS to receive this award. Recipients of this award are selected from competitive pools of students from United States and international universities based on their leadership skills and extracurricular activities. The students selected possess the skills and potential to become future leaders within the ACS professional society.
As part of her selection Claudia attended the ACS Leadership Institute in Atlanta, GA in January. The Leadership Institute is an invitation-only conference that allows students to attend workshops and network with other student leaders from around the world, as well as ACS leaders from local sections, technical divisions, and the ACS national board.