Robert S. Langer was invited by the Chemistry Graduate Student Association (GSA) of Rutgers University as the Annual GSA Lecturer to speak on February 3, 2009. Learning that such an esteemed scientist would be at Rutgers, the NJ-ACS decided to partner with the GSA and award Dr. Langer with the prestigious Cecil Brown Lectureship, which was established by the NJ-ACS in 1969.
Dr. Duxi Zhang, the President-Elect, announced the recipients of this year’s Young Chemist Award. Among the many highly qualified candidates, four outstanding high school students, Lingfeng Zhou from West Windsor Plainsboro High School South, Kenneth Pu from John P. Stevens High School, Erica Lai from Holmdel High School, and Monica Yang from Montgomery High School, were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements in chemistry-related disciplines. This annual award encourages interest in chemistry and science among high school students, and has been a popular program since its inception in 2003.