|Norris Award Dinner
|Dr. Peter Mahaffy of the King’s Uni- versity College
in Edmonton, Canada, received the 60th annual James
Flack Norris Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching
Chemistry at the November meeting of the NESACS, held
on November 10th at Astra-Zeneca in Waltham, Massachu-
setts. Dr. Mahaffy was introduced by his associate,
Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour, of the University of Alberta.
|Dr. Mahaffy’s presentation, Should Atoms Come First?
Teaching Chemistry from Rich Contexts, addressed ways
in which the current general chemistry curriculum could
be restructured to ensure a curriculum rich in content
while simultaneously addressing the current challenges
faced by scientists within the global community.
|Dr. Mahaffy has generously donated the honorarium
received from the award to support African chemistry
education and undergraduate student research experiences.
(By Kathi Browne)
|Heyn Memorial Prize
|At the November Meeting the Arno Heyn Memorial Book
Prize was also presented to Harvey Steiner of Art Related
Technology, Inc. Harvey rem- inisced about the day
Arno came in with “his muscle, Vince Gale” and asked
Harvey, “Can you do this?” That began Harvey’s 20 year
tenure produc- ing 10 issues per year of the Nucleus.
Harvey marveled at Arno’s memory of detail and his
visits with “his posse of Myke Simon and Don Rickter”
(also no slouches at attention to detail) to proofread
and correct the final copy. Vince, Myke and Don are
all previous recipients of the Heyn Prize. Harvey was
a gracious and most appropriate recipient of the seventh
|AstraZeneca was a wonderful venue for the monthly
meeting. Many thanks to Ken Mattes and Astra- Zeneca
for making this possible. (By
|Click here for photos from the meeting