2002 Lucille M. Wert Scholarship Awarded to Hong Zhang


The Division of Chemical Information of the American Chemical Society is pleased to award this year’s Lucille M. Wert Scholarship Award to Ms. Hong Zhang. Ms. Zhang has B.S. in Chemistry from Peking University and is currently pursuing a MIS degree in the School of Library and Information Science of Indiana University, Bloomington.

An undergraduate project on a database of crystal parameters ignited her interest in computer applications in chemistry. As a scientist choosing an information career, Ms. Zhang is determined to be a "scientific information provider who knows the needs of researchers".

Ms. Zhang’s undergraduate faculty talk about her determination, enthusiasm, and perceptive abilities. We echo their confidence in her success by presenting her with the Lucille M. Wert Scholarship Award.

The Scholarship award consists of a $1000 grant and a certificate.


In 1989, the Division established the annual Student Scholarship Award to recognize chemists pursuing graduate studies in information, library, or computer science, leading to a career in chemical information. The Award consists of a certificate and a $1000 stipend. It is usually presented at an ACS Local Section meeting in the vicinity of the recipient's residence or school. The award was renamed in 1996 to honor the late Lucille M. Wert.

Lucille was Professor Emeritus of Library Administration/Chemistry Librarian at the University of Illinois. She previously worked as a technical librarian at the University of Chicago, University of Iowa and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Joanne Witiak, CINF Awards Committee Chair
May 2002