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Adam Fisher Receives Prestigious Kenneth G. Hancock Award

Adam Fisher Receives Prestigious Kenneth G. Hancock Award

KINGS POINT, N.Y. (April 21, 2017) – USMMA junior diver Adam Fisher (Edgerton, Wis.) beat out an extremely competitive field of applicants and was named one of just two undergraduate students national-wide to receive the prestigious 2017 Kenneth G. Hancock Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS). Fisher was honored before the entire Regiment of Midshipmen on Monday, April 24, at Delano Hall, and then was invited to Virginia this June to formally receive the award at the 21st Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference.
 
"I am extremely proud of Adam," said USMMA Diving Coach Johan Lopez. "This award is a great credit to his hard work both in the classroom and on the swimming & diving team here at Kings Point. It is privilege to work with such an outstanding individual. I look forward to seeing what his senior year brings."
 
The award provides national recognition and honor for outstanding student contributions to furthering the goals of green chemistry through research and/or studies. This includes but is not limited to the research, development and implementation of fundamental and innovative chemical technologies that incorporate the principles of green chemistry into chemical design, manufacture and us, and that have the potential to be utilized in achieving national pollution prevention goals.
 
Fisher co-authored a paper on an experiment earlier this month titled Preparing and Testing a Magnetic Antimicrobial Silver Nanocomposite for Water Disinfection To Gain Experience at the Nanochemistry–Microbiology Interface. To view the laboratory experiment, follow this link.
 
The junior diver has excelled both in the classroom and in the pool for the Mariners. He was an CSCAA Scholar All-American after the 2015-16 season and is in line to receive that honor again this year. He was named to the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll during his sophomore season and he has qualified for NCAA diving regionals both last year and this year.
 
For more information on the Hancock Award, click here to be directed to the ACS website.
 
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