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Dr. Rose Clark receives award

September 30, 2011

Dr. Rose Clark, professor of chemistry at Saint Francis University, has received the Pittsburgh Regional Undergraduate Leadership Award. The award is bestowed to faculty from the Pittsburgh regional institutions who have demonstrated a sustained excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring. Clark accepted the award at a dinner at the Carlton Restaurant in Pittsburgh on September 24.

Dr. Rose Clark (left) receiving the Pittsburgh Regional Undergraduate Leadership Award.

Dr. Rose Clark, professor of chemistry at Saint Francis University, has received the Pittsburgh Regional Undergraduate Leadership Award. The award is bestowed to faculty from the Pittsburgh regional institutions who have demonstrated a sustained excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring. Clark accepted the award at a dinner at the Carlton Restaurant in Pittsburgh on September 24.

Clark has been a great and enthusiastic mentor for her students, and shows a very strong interest in their success. She makes a point to involve her undergraduate students in her research at Saint Francis, and she has also been very active in improving science education for grades K-12. She is involved in university programs such as R.O.C.K. (Rural Outreach Chemistry for Kids) and R.O.L.L. (Rural Outreach Learning Labs).

“In my opinion undergraduate research is vital for the education of our science majors, and Rose is doing a great service to these prospective scientists by offering challenging topics to interested students. Thanks to Rose’s guidance her students have been able to present numerous posters at various local and national conferences and publish in prestigious journal,” said Dr. Balazs Hargittai, associate professor of chemistry and associate dean of sciences at Saint Francis.