Posted on Sep 16, 2011 | Comments 0
On April 6, 1876, the American Chemical Society was founded by 35 chemists at the College of Pharmacy of the City of New York. Today the society has more than 163,000 members.
Recently, the American Chemical Society elected 213 new ACS Fellows who the society defines as “scientific leaders improving our lives through the transforming power of chemistry. They are also consummate volunteers who contribute tirelessly to the community and the profession.” The new 2011 fellows were inducted at the society’s annual meeting in Denver, late last month.
WIAReport counts 51 women among the 213 new ACS Fellows. Thus, women make up 23.9 percent of the honored group. Last year, women were 20.8 percent of the society’s new fellows.
Many of the 51 women who were named ACS Fellows are affiliated with corporations. But there is a large group of new ACS Fellows who are women whose primary affiliation is with a college or university. Among this group are:
• Judy L. Bolton is professor of medicinal chemistry and pharmacology and department chair at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
• Sandra J. Bonetti is a professor of chemistry at Colorado State University at Pueblo.
• Anita J. Brandolini is an assistant professor of chemistry Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey.
• Laurie J. Butler is a professor of chemistry at the University of Chicago.
• Catherine E. Costello is director of Mass Spectrometry Resource at the Boston University School of Medicine.
• Sheila S. David is a professor of chemistry at the University of California Davis.
• Bernadette T. Donovan-Merkert is a professor of analytical chemistry and department chair at the University of North Carolina Charlotte.
• Kim R. Dunbar is the Davidson Professor of Science at Texas A&M University.
• Vicki H. Grassian is the F. Wendell Miller Professor of Chemistry at the University of Iowa.
• Sharon Hammes-Schiffer is Eberly Professor of Biotechnology and professor of chemistry at Pennsylvania State University.
• Donna M. Huryn is a research professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.
• Susan Kauzlarich is a professor of chemistry at the University of California Davis.
• Judith P. Klinman is Chancellor’s Professor and professor of chemistry at the University of California Berkeley.
• Cynthia K. Larive is a professor of chemistry at the University of California Riverside.
• Patricia Ann Mabrouk is a professor of chemistry at Northeastern University.
• Diana Mason is an associate professor of chemistry at University of North Texas in Denton.
• Ursula Mazur is a professor of physical chemistry at Washington State University.
• Nina McClelland is dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Toledo.
• Nancy Stewart Mills is a professor of chemistry at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
• Catherine J. Murphy is the Peter C. and Gretchen Miller Markunas Professor of Chemistry
Affiliate, Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois.
• Laura E. Pence is a professor of chemistry at the University of Hartford.
• Patricia Ann Redden is chair of the department of chemistry at St. Peter’s College.
• Geraldine Richmond is the Richard M. and Patricia H. Noyes Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oregon.
• Barbara A. Sawrey is associate vice chancellor for undergraduate education at the University of California San Diego.
• Eleanor D. Siebert is a professor of chemistry at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles.
• Joan Selverstone Valentine is a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of California Los Angeles.
• F. Ann Walker is Regents Professor of chemistry at the University of Arizona.
• Sherry J. Yennello is a professor of chemistry at Texas A&M University.
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