2015 Poehlman Award Letter

Dear Dr. Peru, 

It is with great pleasure that I inform you on behalf of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy ExecutiveCommittee that the New York SAS Regional Section has been chosen as the recipient of the 2015 WilliamJ. Poehlman Award.

As you are aware, the award is granted to the regional section which has contributed the most towardaccomplishing the goals and ideas of the Society. Your section was chosen because it continues to supportthe goals and ideals of the Society, and has made an admirable effort towards promoting the art and science of spectroscopy. Of particular note, given the challenges facing SAS at large, are your efforts towards improving section sustainability. These include active member recruitment throughout the year, whether through interactions at the workplace, hosting an exhibition booth at conferences, or supporting students through awards and at meetings. The award consists of a plaque and a cash award of $750.

The award will be formally presented at the 2015 SciX meeting in Providence, RI on Tuesday, September29, 2015 during the SAS Wine and Cheese Reception. The reception begins at 7:30 p.m. Please let ourExecutive Director, Bonnie Saylor, know if you or another member of the New York section will be able toattend the ceremony and accept the award so we may plan accordingly.

Congratulations once again!

With Best Regards,

Diane Parry

President, SAS