By: J.D. Ross
Syracuse School of Information Studies (iSchool) MLIS program graduate Andrea Swenson was recently honored by the American Chemical Society for her work in incorporating sustainability into chemical education.
Swenson, a 2008 graduate of the iSchool's library program, works as a librarian at East Side Community High School in New York City. At East Side, she collaborated with 10th grade chemistry teacher Joseph Vincente to help students create public service announcement style videos on water sustainability.
“The school has really been working on a way to engage sustainability, and social justice is the piece we have really been trying to push,” Swenson explained to the Huffington Post.
The American Chemical Society is the world's largest scientific society with more than 163,000 members. Part of its mission is to “advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people.” Swenson and Vincente were recognized at the society's National Meeting in New Orleans earlier this month.
More information about Swenson's project can be found on this wiki.