ACS Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students Into Careers In The Chemical Sciences | January 31, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 5 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 89 Issue 5 | p. 64 | Awards
Issue Date: January 31, 2011

ACS Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students Into Careers In The Chemical Sciences

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Evidently, it’s not an uncommon story for today’s working chemists to have had aspirations of becoming physicians. Not uncommon, that is, until an inspirational teacher in a young person’s life catalyzed a change in plans.

That’s how it was for Wilfredo (Freddy) Colón, 45, who grew up poor in New York City and Puerto Rico. “Through high school, I was never exposed to a chemist or knew why chemistry was important,” he says. But when . . .

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