Diane Laux of Yorktown High School was recently honored by the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) for outstanding work in science education.
The award includes a cash stipend to be used for classroom purposes. Laux was chosen for the award based on consistent motivation and encouragement provided to students to pursue careers in chemistry and chemical engineering.
One of SCI’s main goals is to encourage students to pursue degrees in chemistry. The SCI Scholars Program is a nationwide competition for college students in chemistry or chemical engineering. Applicants who demonstrate superior academic achievement and are recognized by their instructors for their scientific potential have the opportunity to win a summer internship at SCI member companies.
Likewise, SCI scholars can nominate teachers whose passion for science shines through their teaching methods. SCI scholars are encouraged to nominate teachers who have impacted their education through spiking an interest in science and providing them with a foundation for academic success. Laux was nominated by Molly O’Driscoll a former student at Yorktown High School.
The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) is a unique international forum where science meets business on independent, impartial ground. Originally established in 1881 and headquartered in London, SCI has individual Members in over 70 countries. SCI, American International Group is its U.S. Affiliate. SCI America encourages and recognizes achievement in the industrial application of chemistry. www.soci.org <http://www.soci.org>