Emily Leach '24 is the recipient American Chemical Society Book Award 

This award is given to the top-scoring student within a chosen chemistry sequence. The award is meant to provide financial assistance towards the cost of text books related to their degree studies.

ACS Cornell Local Section Awards

About Emily Leach: Emily Leach is a junior studying Chemistry and Physics as a double major in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College with a minor in Education Studies. At Ithaca, Emily is a member of the physics club and serves as the secretary of the chemistry club. Emily has also been involved in physics research involving thermal-sensitive colloidal particles at Ithaca with Professor Jerome Fung as well as an REU program at the University of Buffalo looking at the degradation of zirconia ceramics. Emily has recently joined Professor Becky Craig to do research in chemistry education. She also is currently a teaching assistant for physics lectures and has previously been the TA for chemistry labs. She is also involved in the local organizing committee for the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) being hosted jointly between Ithaca and Cornell in 2023. After graduating from Ithaca, Emily plans to continue at IC to pursue her Master’s degree in Adolescent Education and become a high school teacher of chemistry and physics.



Other Academic Achievements:

Ithaca College Deans List

Oracle Honor Society Member

Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society member

Phi Kappa Phi Presidential Scholars Award




Previous Award Recipients

2021: Talia Morris

2020: Abigail MCGee

2019: Mikayla Heid

2018: Alexandra Estanislau

2017: Anthony DiBernardo

2016: Lauren J. Hodkinson

2015: Benjamin Morse

2014: Kaitlyn DeHority

2013: Rachel Snyder

2012: Andrew Becker & Emily Hensler

2011: Kaylee Underkofler

2010: DeAsia Gilmer

2008: Mathew Zeitler

2007: Jason Diaz

2006: Erin Pryce