Winthrop Chemistry Major Honored by the Piedmont Section of the American Chemical Society (4/20/99)

Lisa Miller, a Winthrop junior majoring in chemistry and biology, has just been selected to receive this year's American Chemical Society's Excellence in Scholarship award.  This award is given each spring to an undergraduate student at a college or university in the Piedmont region (which includes the entire Charlotte metropolitan region, western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina).  Award selection is made by a committee of professional chemists in the Piedmont section.

Lisa received her award at the April meeting of the Piedmont section at Belmont Abbey College.  The award includes a certificate and a check for $150.

Lisa is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson Science and Technology High School and a resident of Haymarket, Virginia.  Last spring, following a nationwide competition, Lisa was awarded a  fellowship from the Photosynthesis Research Center at Arizona State University, where she spent the summer conducting research in a field that combines her chemistry and biology interests.

This coming summer, Lisa will be conducting research in biochemistry at Winthrop University under the direction of Dr. Pat Bossart-Whitaker.