Dr. Larry Peck, a professor and director of the general chemistry program at Texas A&M University, received the Chemical Manufacturers Association's "2000 Responsible Care National Catalyst Award" in the college/university teacher category.

The $5,000 award, medal and citation will be presented at a reception and dinner during the National Science Teachers Association's conference in Orlando on April 7.

Peck received his Ph.D. from Montana State University in 1971. After holding positions at Michigan Tech, the University of Arizona and the American Chemical Society, he moved to Texas A&M in 1974.

He is the author or co-author of 15 books and a frequent coordinator of chemical outreach activities for pre-college students and teachers and continues to teach large sections of general chemistry. He is active in the area of chemical education and has received a College of Science Distinguished Teaching Award from the Association of Former Students.

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