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Matthew Blair

STEM rising starBlair recognized with American Chemistry Society award

During his undergraduate studies at Southwestern University, Matthew Blair took classes to fulfill the dreaded chemistry requirement in his degree plan. But, something unexpected happened. He fell in love with the study of matter and its interactions. 

“I found out I really like the step-by-step analytical approach of chemistry and the excitement of discovery,” Blair said.

In fact, he liked chemistry so much he went straight into the Chemical/Environmental Technology at Texas State Technical College Waco in January of 2008. He knew the chemistry field had an open job market, and saw TSTC as an opportunity to learn practical skills.

Blair recently completed his course of study at TSTC with a 4.0 average and received the prestigious American Chemistry Society Chemical Technology Student Recognition Award. He earned the distinction for “demonstrating a high level of performance in the laboratory and classroom, excellent oral and written communication skills, and integrity and reliability,” according to ACS.

The award was established by the ACS in 2004 to highlight the wide range of skills and accomplishments of graduates to potential employers.

 

Graduated from TSTC Waco Aug. 15, 2008, associate degree in Chemical/Environmental Technology.



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