Chemistry Club earns honors


The Pima Community College Chemistry Club at East Campus has won a commendable review from the American Chemical Society, a high achievement for a first-year club.

An ACS committee selects student chapters to receive recognition on the basis of programs and activities. Awards are classified as outstanding, commendable and honorable mention.

Pedro Flores Gallardo, a chemistry lab specialist, serves as the club’s co-adviser. The club formed in Fall 2013 and became affiliated with the ACS.

“I think we are moving forward in a good direction,” Flores Gallardo said. “I would like to see the other campuses get more involved, but it has been difficult to cover all the PCC district.”

The student chapter awards reception will take place during the spring ACS national meeting in Denver.

The Chemistry Club is working to send students to the meeting to represent the group and formally accept the award.

Last March, Chemistry Club members attended the 247th ACS national meeting and exposition in Dallas. The club presented a poster during a “successful student chapters” symposium.

To learn more about the Chemistry Club, visit and the club’s Facebook page at

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