Awards and Scholarships

Awards and Scholarships

Val Metanomski Meritorious Service Award

Leah McEwenThe CINF Awards committee unanimously approved the nomination of Leah Rae McEwen for the 2016 Val Metanomski Meritorious Service Award. Leah is cited in the nominating letter "for her outstanding contributions to the division" including six years as Secretary, also serving as Program Chair, and Education Chair. Leah has been tireless in her work on division and society committees, organizing symposia, supporting colleagues, and building bridges between the various communities within our division. This may best be described as it was in one supporting letter; she is "not happy unless she [is] working to make CINF the best division that it could be". The award will be presented during the CINF luncheon at the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia in August 2016.

David Evans, Chair, CINF Awards Committee

Lucile M. Wert Student ScholarshipAllison Langham

Allison Langham has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Lucille M. Wert Student Scholarship. The award is for $1500 to “help persons with an interest in the fields of chemistry and information to pursue graduate study in library, information, or computer science.”

Allison holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and a PhD from the University of Minnesota. She is currently pursuing a MA in Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Allison enjoyed a nearly six-year career at the Center for Naval Research as a research scientist before realizing her true path lay in chemical information. She is currently applying skills and knowledge from her background exploring the sustainability of data archives. She is interested in ensuring the availability of scientific data beyond the primary investigator group that created it.

David Evans, Chair, CINF Awards Committee