earns prestigious J. Calvin Giddings Award
has been with the UNM Chemistry Department since 1994. Photo
by Steve Carr.
Professor Chris Enke has received the 2003
J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education from the
Analytical Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
by the Dekker Foundation, 21 individuals have been selected
to receive the award since its inception in 1983. It is the
top award emphasizing higher education for analytical chemists
and recognizes Enke as one of the best analytical chemistry
educators of all time in the U.S.
been involved with education and teaching for a long time,
Enke said. Ive loved teaching all my life and its
wonderful to be recognized with an award for the job Ive
done. There are a lot of people in the analytical division of
the ACS that Ive worked with for decades. Its like
being honored by my friends and peers. Im very pleased.
for the award include enhancing the personal and professional
development of students in the study of analytical chemistry
in a variety of ways including: authorship of an influential
textbook for an analytical chemistry course; design and implementation
of a successful new approach to teaching and analytical chemistry;
stimulation through teaching or research mentorship of a significant
number of students to become analytical chemists; development
and publication of innovative experiments; design of improved
equipment for teaching labs; and publication of widely quoted
articles on teaching analytical chemistry.
award is given annually to an individual who has made unique
contributions in the field of education in analytical chemistry,
said J. David Pinkston, chair, ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry.
Chris nomination was especially strong noting extraordinary
contributions as an author of influential textbooks, a mentor
to literally hundreds, an innovative thinker, and above all,
a devoted educator.
career in education spans more than four decades including teaching
stints at Princeton University (1959-66), Michigan State (1966-94)
and UNM (1994-present). Enke has received numerous awards including
two previous ACS awards for Chemical Instrumentation and Computers
in Chemistry, and the Distinguished Faculty Award (Michigan
written 15 books, including his latest, The Art and Science
of Chemical Analysis.
taught nearly 70 Ph.D. students and was the inventor of the
triple quadrupole mass spectrometer, which was recognized with
the ASMS Award for Distinguished Contributions to Mass Spectrometry.
Enke also has nine patents to his credit.
his bachelors degree in chemistry at Principia College
(Illinois) and his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois.