ACS Outreach Volunteers of the Year named; Evonne Baldauff honored for outstanding service

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WASHINGTON, March 13, 2023 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) congratulates 27 members for earning its 2023 Outreach Volunteer of the Year Awards. These awards recognize the immeasurable efforts made by volunteers from ACS local sections and international chapters to conduct outreach and teach the public about chemistry.

Evonne Baldauff earned the special honor of ACS Global Outreach Volunteer of the Year. She has been an effective voice for outreach in the Pittsburgh Local Section for 15 years, finding creative approaches with successful and innovative events and programs to celebrate National Chemistry Week. Baldauff has coordinated the efforts of volunteers and ACS student chapters in the region to carry out hands-on activities, as well as to design, construct and distribute outreach kits to teachers in area schools.

Baldauff says, “I love planning all of the details of a quality event that leads to people finding more to love about chemistry!”  

Volunteer of the Year is an annual program coordinated by the local sections and international chapters. The ACS Committee on Community Activities identifies the Global Outreach Volunteer of the Year.

The full list of awardees is published in Chemical & Engineering News, and more details about this honor and this year’s winners are available at

ACS presents award winners with a small gift and a certificate during a meeting or event, and they are recognized during the annual ChemLuminary Awards ceremony.


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