FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Fri Dec 19 15:42:03 EST 2008

American Chemical Society’s Office of Public Affairs wins three national awards

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2008 — The American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Office of Public Affairs has just won three prestigious national awards in a competition sponsored by Association TRENDS, a national newspaper for associations.

ACS won a gold medal in the podcast category for its “Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions” series. Second place went to the Mensa Educational & Research Foundation and third place to the Association for Laboratory Automation. ACS won another gold medal in the press kit category. Second place went to the American Association of Orthodontists and third place to the American College of Cardiology.

In the annual report category, ACS’s 2007 Annual Report shared the silver medal with Associated Builders & Contractors. The Society for Neuroscience won the gold medal and third place went to the American Bankruptcy Institute.

The Global Challenges series consists of 12 podcasts and websites on daunting global problems and how new discoveries from the labs of chemists and other scientists offer solutions. The topics include coping with climate change, combating disease, providing safe food, developing new fuels, preserving the environment, assuring personal safety and national security, and promoting public health.

Subscribe at iTunes or listen and access other resources at the ACS Web site www.acs.org/GlobalChallenges. To access the ACS 2007 Annual Report, go to annual report.

A wide range of organizations submitted more than 300 entries for the contest, according to Association TRENDS, which will honor winners at a ceremony in 2009.

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