Lauren Benz who was selected as a recipient of a 2014 Rising Star Award given by the Women Chemists Committee of the American Chemical Society!! Lauren was nominated for this award by Debbie Tahmassebi, Mark Bussell (Western Washington University) and Tammy Dwyer.
The WCC Rising Star Award recognizes up to ten outstanding women scientists (across all areas of chemistry and chemical engineering on a national level) approaching mid-level careers who have demonstrated outstanding promise forcontributions to their respective fields.
The Award includes the following:
* The opportunity to present contributions at a WCC-sponsored symposium at the spring ACS national meeting (in Dallas TX). The award symposium serves to highlight the accomplishments of the award winners by providing a venue to inform researchers and other professionals of the status of current work, ideas, and thought; to enable networking with other practitioners; and to acquaint scientists with other active members of the research community.
*A $1,000 stipend to cover spring national meeting travel expenses.
*Visibility and networking opportunities at the spring national meeting—awardees are recognized at the WCC ‘Just Cocktails’ reception and at the WCC Luncheon where awardees are seated at the head tables along with ACS governance, WCC members, and fellow award winners.