William J. Poehlman Award

Recognizing an outstanding SAS Regional Section that has met the goals and ideals of the Society over the past year.


University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez 

The SAS University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Section is being recognized as this year’s outstanding section for maintaining a consistently high level of activity throughout the year and completing many projects which furthered the mission and goals of SAS. Because of its dedication to educational activities for members as well as the community, the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez has managed to engage many faculty and student volunteers. The sections unique and diverse set of activities since their Fall 2019 activation are to be commended especially considering the challenges that Puerto Rico’s infrastructure has suffered. Moreover, we applaud their outreach to the public with an event they sponsored on spectroscopy in space exploration.