Nnanake-Abasi Offiong, a PhD student at the International Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability Research (ICEESR), University of Uyo,  and the pioneer president of University of Uyo ACS student Chapter has been announced as one out of 15 younger chemists to receive the 2018 Younger Chemist Leadership Development Award of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Each year, the award is given to promising younger chemists less than 35 years of age based on scientific merit and leadership potentials. The award included sponsorship to attend the annual ACS Leadership Development Institute and Leadership Development workshop which was held from January 25-27, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Nnanake is pictured above in the middle.