Volume 92 Issue 11 | pp. 48-49 | Awards
Issue Date: March 17, 2014

2014 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award: Gary E. Keck

Department: ACS News
Keywords: awards, ACS, organic chemistry, natuarl products, organic chemistry, Gary Keck

The first chemistry set Gary E. Keck ever laid his hands on was a coffee can full of crayons and garbage. At the age of five, Keck loved to place this makeshift apparatus above a heating grate in his house and watch as its contents melted. Some might have called such behavior a fire hazard. To Keck, however, such behavior was simply the actions of a very curious kid who knew exactly what . . .

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