2015 Local Election Candidate Statements

Candidate for President-elect

Candidate for Secretary

 

Candidates for Councilor

Candidates for Manager


Candidate for President-elect

schaffJason Schaff

I am honored to be nominated for the office of President-Elect of this storied organization.  I have served CSW for almost a decade in a variety of roles; six years as Secretary, as a member of the organizing committees for three different community outreach symposia, and as a member of numerous committees of the Board of Managers, including the budget committee, which I have chaired for the last four years.  I believe that this long history of service provides me the breadth of experience needed to be an effective leader for CSW.  The real heart of CSW, however, is not its leadership, but the many volunteers who freely give their time and effort to ensure the excellence of our many programs.  If elected I promise to do everything possible to see that CSW provides these dedicated volunteers with the support they need in order to continue this fine tradition.  One special challenge on the horizon is the Fall 2017 ACS National Meeting, which will be held in Washington.  I was a member of the host committee for the Fall 2009 National Meting; experience I believe can be put to use helping us face this challenge with distinction.

Education
Institution name Degree  Field of Study
University of Minnesota Ph.D., 1997 Analytical Chemistry
Yale University B.S., 1991 Chemistry
Professional Experience
Position City/State Start-End
Forensic Toxicologist (US DOJ) Quantico, VA 04/1999 – present
Post-Doctoral Fellow (IU Medical Center) Indianapolis, IN 04/1997 – 03/1999
Technical Intern (3M) St. Paul, MN 06/1991 – 08/1991
Leadership Positions and Significant Activities in ACS National Offices, ACS Local Sections, ACS Divisions, or Other Scientific Groups and Organizations
Position/Activity Year
Councilor (ACS / CSW) 2014 – present
Alternate Councilor (ACS / CSW) 2012 – 2013
Secretary (CSW) 2006 – 2011
Chair, Budget Committee (CSW) 2012 – present
Co-Chair, Chemical Toxicology in Action symposium (CSW) 2009

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Candidate for Secretary

Jennifer Young Tanir

It would be my honor to continue serving as CSW’s Secretary for another two years.  As Secretary, I have supported the CSW Presidents, developed board meeting agendas and meeting materials, prepared meeting minutes, and kept up with other secretarial duties.  I also led the interview process and training for CSW’s new administrative assistant during 2015.  I hope to continue serving as part of CSW’s leadership, enhancing CSW’s programs and expanding participation by CSW’s membership.

Education
Institution name Degree or Student Status Field of Study
University of Richmond B.S. Chemistry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Ph.D. Organic/Polymer Chemistry
Professional Experience
Position City/State Start-End
Health and Environmental Sciences Institute Washington, DC 2011-present
ACS Green Chemistry Institute Washington, DC 2004-2011
DuPont Wilmington, DE 2000-2004
Leadership Positions and Significant Activities in ACS National Offices, ACS Local Sections, ACS Divisions, or Other Scientific Groups and Organizations
Position/Activity Year
CSW Secretary 2014-2015
CSW Councilor 2012-2014
CSW Manager 2010-2011
ACS Committee on Environmental Improvement/Associate 2013-2015

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Candidates for Councilor

aldridgeAllison A. Aldridge

I am asking for your vote to elect me to serve as your councilor for CSW.  I am a public servant with over 15 years’ service to ACS.  I currently serve on the chemists with disabilities committee and work as a career consultant.  Our proximity to Washington, DC is our advantage.

Join me in this campaign to:

  • Champion chemistrys role in natural resource conservation and environmental stewardship
  • Advocate for 21st Century Chemistry Careers in the U.S.
  • Sponsor member benefit programs on developing successful grants, post doc career transition, intellectual property protection and entrepreneurship
  • Engage and encourage greater student, industry and government chemist participation

As your voice to ACS, I will foster an alignment of our members’ needs with ACS opportunities/services.

Education
Institution name Degree or Student Status Field of Study
Loyola University Chicago Ph.D. Chemistry
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign B.S. Biology
Professional Experience
Position City/State Start-End
Team Lead at FDA Silver Spring/MD 2011-Present
Director at Speed Laboratory Buford/GA 2009-2011
R&D Analytical at Mikart Inc. Atlanta/GA 2005-2011
Assoc. Research Invetigator at Abbott Laboratories North Chicago/IL 2000-2005
Senior R&D Scientist at Unilever HPC USA Rolling Meadows/IL 1997-2000
Leadership Positions and Significant Activities in ACS National Offices, ACS Local Sections, ACS Divisions, or Other Scientific Groups and Organizations
Position/Activity Year
Chair of CMA 2009-2011
Secretary of PROF 2004-2008
Chair-Elect Chicago Section 2005
Councilor Chicago Section 2004-2005
Alt. Councilor Chicago Section 2001-2003

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Christopher Avery

I am honored to be nominated as a candidate for CSW Councilor. I currently serve as a Councilor on our Board, and as the Publications Committee Chair and Editor-in-Chief of The Capital Chemist. As Publications Chair, it is extremely important to me that the membership of CSW be empowered to be more involved in our organization. As a result, my committee launched this year our new website: www.capitalchemist.org. This was a huge accomplishment, and puts CSW at the very front of the pack of local sections, in terms of leveraging the internet to engage our membership. We are now the model that all local sections are compared to, and I ask for your vote so we can continue our work and remain at the forefront. Additionally, I am currently a Member of the ACS Committee on Environmental Improvements, and would love the opportunity to continue to represent CSW to ACS leadership. Finally, as a former ACS Congressional Fellow, I have a passion for scientists pursing alternative career paths, and ask for your vote to continue to promote development of communities, resources, and jobs for chemists seeking new opportunities.

Education
Institution name Degree or Student Status Field of Study
University of Michigan Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry
University of Michigan Certificate Policy
University of Michigan M.S. Chemistry
Hope College B.S. Chemistry
Professional Experience
Position City/State Start-End
Senior Advisor, Department of Energy Washington, DC 2012-present
ACS Congressional Fellow, United States Senate Washington, DC 2011-2012
Mirzayan Fellow, The National Academies Washington, DC 2011
Leadership Positions and Significant Activities in ACS National Offices, ACS Local Sections, ACS Divisions, or Other Scientific Groups and Organizations
Position/Activity Year
Publications Committee Chair, CSW & Editor-in-Chief, The Capital Chemist 2014-present
Member, ACS Committee on Environmental Improvements 2013-present
Councilor, CSW 2015-present
Manager, CSW 2013-2015
ACS Congressional Fellow 2011-2012

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Darryl A. Boyd

Dr. Darryl A. Boyd was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan where he obtained a B.S. in chemistry while working with Professor Vincent Pecoraro. He then attended Purdue University, obtaining an M.S. in biochemistry before earning a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Professor Tong Ren’s lab. Upon completion of his doctorate, Dr. Boyd did a postdoc in Professor Frances Ligler’s lab at the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC as a prestigious National Research Council Research Associate. He recently served a term as a Jerome & Isabella Karle Fellow, conducting science as a Research Chemist in the Optical Sciences Division of NRL. Dr. Boyd’s current research focuses on polymer chemistry with an emphasis on sulfur-based materials and polymers fabricated via thermal- and photo-polymerizations.  It is his desire to increase the diversity of the CSW.  Dr. Boyd believes diversity not only includes those of different racial and gender backgrounds, but it also means reaching out to those in chemistry related fields (e.g. agricultural engineers, food scientists).  Having many years of experience leading various groups, Dr. Boyd believes he can assist the CSW in this goal while maintaining CSW’s prestige and prominence.

Education
Institution name Degree or Student Status Field of Study
Purdue University Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry
Purdue University M.S. Biochemistry
University of Michigan B.S. Chemistry
Professional Experience
Position City/State Start-End
Research Chemist Washington, DC 08/18/2014-present
NRC Postdoc (Research Chemist) Washington, DC 05/16/2011-08/15/2014
Leadership Positions and Significant Activities in ACS National Offices, ACS Local Sections, ACS Divisions, or Other Scientific Groups and Organizations
Position/Activity Year
42nd NOBCChE National Conference Planning Committee 2015
248th ACS National Conf. – Polymer Division – Session Chair – New Synthesis and Characterization of Polymers 2014
President – Purdue NOBCChE Student Chapter 2008-2010
Founder & Organizer – Purdue NOBCChE Research Symposium 2009
President – University of Michigan NOBCChE Student Chapter 2001-2003

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chamotDennis Chamot

I have served CSW in a variety of positions, currently as alternate councilor and president-elect, and also have many years of experience at the national ACS level, as a former 10-year member of the Board of Directors, a past divisional councilor, and candidate for national president.  Much of what happens at the national level that is of importance to CSW members (e.g., determination of dues and meeting fees; development of programs that serve local sections and unemployed members; creation of technical divisions; choosing candidates for national offices; and much more) involves the members of the Council.  I seek the office of CSW Councilor so that, as a councilor, I can better utilize my experience and broad contacts for the benefit of the members of the Chemical Society of Washington. I would be grateful for your vote.

Education
Institution name Degree or Student Status Field of Study
University of Illinois Ph.D. Chemistry
Wharton School, U. Penn. MBA Labor relations
Professional Experience
Position City/State Start-End
Associate Executive Director, National Research Council Washington, DC 1994-2014
retired 2014 – present
Leadership Positions and Significant Activities in ACS National Offices, ACS Local Sections, ACS Divisions, or Other Scientific Groups and Organizations
Position/Activity Year
CSW president-elect 2015
ACS Board of Directors 2001- 2012
CSW Board of Managers 2013-present
Fellow, ACS and AAAS
CSW CharlesGordon Award

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Bhushan Mandava

I received several honors including  HiIlebrand Prize, Gordon Award and Community Service Award from CSW and Ann Nalley Award from ACS-MARM. Other non-ACS awards include DCIC Honor Scroll and USDA Superior Service Award.   I was elected as Fellow of American Chemical Society for my contributions to Society and Science,  and I consider it a Great Honor to me. I was also elected as Fellow of American Institute of Chemists.   I have been the ACS Councilor for about 30 years and served in several ACS committees either as member or Associate member. Currently, I am serving on International Activities Committee. If elected, I will continue to serve on this committee for promoting the establishment of international chapters for chemists in several countries. Additionally, I will actively participate in the deliberations of the ACS Council on matters related to Chemists employment and their career advancement.

Education
Institution name Degree or Student Status Field of Study
Andhra Univeristy, Waltair, India B.Sc. Chemistry
Banaras University, Varanasi, India M.Sc. Chemistry
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India Ph.D. Organic Chemistry
Professional Experience
Position City/State Start-End
President, Mandava Associates, LLC Washington, DC 1986-Present
Advisor, United Nations Development Program New York, NY 1988-1996 (Part-Time)
Senior Chemist/Senior Science Advisor, United States Environmental Protection Agency Washington, DC 1982-1986
Research Chemist/ Program Director, United States Department of Agriculture Beltsville, MD 1968-1982
Visiting Scientist, Laval University Quebec, Canada 1966-1968
Leadership Positions and Significant Activities in ACS National Offices, ACS Local Sections, ACS Divisions, or Other Scientific Groups and Organizations
Position/Activity Year
Councilor 1978-2012
Alternate Councilor 2013-2015
Committee Member, ACS Committee on Economic and Professional Activities (CEPA) 2000-2006
Committee Associate, ACS Committee on International Activities 2013-2015
President, Chemical Society of Washington (three-year presidential succession 1984-1986) 1985

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morehouseKim M. Morehouse

I am honored to be nominated to continue to serve as a Counselor for CSW.  I have been active in CSW for more than 20 years and have held many positions within CSW, including President and Treasurer, and have served on many of the Committees, as a member as well as chair or co-chair.  If re-elected, I will continue to work with the Board of Managers and the other officers of CSW to ensure that the section provides the greatest benefit to its members within the constraints of a sound fiscal policy.  I will also continue to serve CSW to help promote chemistry as a positive aspect of our society.  I have served as the local section coordinator for National Chemistry Week (NCW) since 2003 and for Chemists Celebrate Earth Day (CCED) since 2005.  At the national level of ACS, I am a member of the ACS Committee on Community Activities and the co-chair for the Volunteer Engagement and Recognition subcommittee.  This committee has oversight and development for the NCW and CCED activities for ACS.  I served on the Theme Team that developed NCW for 2015, including the theme, Chemistry Colors Our World, and the Celebrating Chemistry Newsletter.

Education
Institution name Degree or Student Status Field of Study
University of Notre Dame Ph.D. Chemistry
Oakland University M.S. Chemistry
Oakland University B.S. Chemistry
Macomb Community College Associates of Arts, High Honors General Education
Professional Experience
Position City/State Start-End
Research Chemist,Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Nutrition College Park, MD 1989 to Present
Leadership Positions and Significant Activities in ACS National Offices, ACS Local Sections, ACS Divisions, or Other Scientific Groups and Organizations
Position/Activity Year
CSW Councilor 2007 to Present
CSW Alternate Councilor 2006
CSW President-elect/President/Past-President 2002-2004
CSW Treasurer 1999-2001, 2004-2005
CSW Manager 1992-1998

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windsorMatt Windsor

I owe my current job to career development resources and advicacy opportunities available through ACS.  I had my resume sharpened and job interview questions answered by ACS Career Consultants. Volunteering with one of the many state-based Government Affairs Committees gave me my first taste of science policy and advocacy. These advantages helped set me apart in the crowded job market.  Now I want to give back to the Society that has given me so much. I have volunteered on the national Committee on Chemistry and Public Affairs (CCPA) for two years, and served as CSW Alternate Councilor last year.  My goal is to ensure that the resources I benefited from remain available to students today. Your support will help make that possible. Thank you.

Education
Institution name Degree or Student Status Field of Study
U. Wisconsin-Madison PhD Organic Chemistry
Boston University BA Chemistry
Professional Experience
Position City/State Start-End
Senior Manager, Science Communications, ARVO Rockville, MD 1/14 – present
Research Fellow, Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN 1/11 – 12/13
Leadership Positions and Significant Activities in ACS National Offices, ACS Local Sections, ACS Divisions, or Other Scientific Groups and Organizations
Position/Activity Year
Alternate Councilor, CSW 1/15 – present
Member, Committee on Chemistry and Public Affairs (CCPA) 1/14 – present
Member, Tennessee Govt. Affairs Committee 1/11 – 12/13

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Candidates for Manager

ehrlichAlan M. Ehrlich

50+ year member of ACS.  ACS Fellow (2011).  Several other ACS, professional, academic honors over 53 years of education and work experience.  I want to continue to work with CSW as an experienced link between CSW and ACS National governance, and particularly on the CSW Committee on Bylaws and Standing Rules with my experience as a lawyer generally, and on the National Council on Constitution & Bylaws.

Education
Institution name Degree or Student Status Field of Study
George Washington U. JD Patent, Environmental Law
Georgia State U. MBA Finance
MIT SM, PhD Chemistry (Nuclear, Chemical Oceanography)
SUNY at Buffalo BA-cum laude Chemistry
Professional Experience
Position City/State Start-End
Patent Attorney, Of Counsel (Part-Time) Washington, DC 2005-present
Patent Attorney/Patent Counsel, US EPA Washington, DC 1991-2004
Environmental Scientist, Physical Scientist, USEPA and Consumer Product Safety Commission Washington, DC 1973-1991
Principal Chemist, The Coca-Cola Company Atlanta, GA 1969-1973
Special Products Group Leader, New England Nuclear Corp. Boston, MA 1967-1969
Leadership Positions and Significant Activities in ACS National Offices, ACS Local Sections, ACS Divisions, or Other Scientific Groups and Organizations
Position/Activity Year
Council Policy Committee (Vice-Chair) 2011-2016 (2014-present)0
Council Constitution & Bylaws Comm (Chair) 2004-2010 (2009-2010)
Patent & Related Matters Comm. (Chair) 1993-2003 (2000-2002)
Div. Chem & Law (Chair, Councilor) 1992-present (2000, 2002-present)
CSW Manager (2012-present)

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glaserZory Glaser

As a 22+ year member/ Manager on the CSW Board, & its former President, have strived to serve the members of the organization. Desire/ goal is to continue to serve CSW/ ACS members with dedication. Fortunate to have received from CSW the Community Service Award (’09), the Charles L. Gordon Award (’07), & been recognized (’06) for “outstanding, dedicated service as Editor of the Capital Chemist”. Received ACS Emeritus status (2011). Recognized (’07) as “one of the most influential in medical device/ healthcare sterile processing”. Received the John Perkins Award (’93) ” for his many significant contributions to medical device sterile processing & sterility assurance …” Selected (’93) as an “Outstanding Alumni” by the School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Univ. Received upon retirement (’92), the PHS Citation & Plaque (from the Surgeon General) “for an outstanding career of service to the Nation”, &, recognized (in ’76, upon retirement as Officer-in-Charge of the Navy’s Biomedical Research Detachment) with the Meritorious Service Medal, & certificate stating “served the Navy & the Nation with dedication and distinction”. Received (from the ACS Philadelphia Section, ’62) the College Scholastic Achievement Award, & (in ’59) the American Spirit Honor Medal, from the U.S. military.

Education
Institution name Degree or Student Status Field of Study
Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science (Phila Univ) BS (’62) Chemistry
Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (Brooklyn Poly/ NYU Engineering) PhD (’69) Physical & Polymer Chem & Biophysics
Johns Hopkins Univ, School of Public Health MPH (’90) Emphasis on: Toxicology, Environmental Health Engineering, Risk Assessment, & Occupational Medicine
Foundation for Advanced Educ. in the Sciences (FAES) @ NIH Earned 55 grad credits (’69-’76) in: Biochemistry, Microbiology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Endocrinology, Physiologic Psychology, Mutagenicity/ Carcinology, Immunochemistry, Radiochemistry, Cancer Chemotherapy, …
Professional Experience
Position City/State Start-End
Adjunct Associate Professor Johns Hopkins Univ, School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 1990 – present
Senior Scientific Consultant for Medical Devices, Diagnostic Products & Biomaterials U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), Rockville, MD 1992 – ’96
Associate Director, Div. of Life Sciences, Office of Science & Technology Center for Medical Devices & Radiological Health, U.S. FDA, Rockville, MD 1983 -’92
Executive Secretary, Technical Electronic Product Radiation Safety Standards Committee (TEPRSSC) Bureau of Radiological Health, DHEW, Rockville, MD 1979 -’83
Director, Special Occupational Hazards Review Program National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) 1976 – ’79
Leadership Positions and Significant Activities in ACS National Offices, ACS Local Sections, ACS Divisions, or Other Scientific Groups and Organizations
Position/Activity Year
President of the Chem. Soc. of Washington (CSW) 2004
Editor of the Capital Chemist (monthly newsletter of CSW) 2003 – ’06
Served as Chair of the Publications, Budget, Nominations, & Executive Committees of CSW 2010 – ’12
President of the DC Metro-area Branch, Commissioned Officers Assoc., USPHS 1985 – ’87
Science Fair Judge, Involved with the CSW Chemathon & the Chemagination programs, & Chemistry Ambassador, ACS over the period of 1992 – present

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kapilashramiMukes Kapilashrami

I feel honored to have been nominated by the President to serve the board of CSW. I recently joined the University of Maryland as a faculty after spending 4+ years at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where I worked in the field of nanotechnology and renewable energy. In addition to my research background, I have eight years of non-profit work experience in empowering underprivileged youth in India through education (which includes: strategic planning, fundraising and program development/-delivery). With my research experience, and passion for science and education I look forward supporting and strengthening CSW in areas related to (i) education, (ii) member support, and (iii) outreach.

Education
Institution name Degree or Student Status Field of Study
Royal Institute of Technology Ph.D. Condensed Matter Physics
Royal Institute of Technology MSc. Materials Physics
Professional Experience
Position City/State Start-End
Faculty Research Associate University of Maryland Nov-14
Guest Researcher Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Sep-14
Research Associate Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 09/2013-08/2014
Postdoctoral Scholar University of Wisconsin-Madison 10/2012-08/2013

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Amol A. Kulkarni

I am keenly interested in expanding outreach programs, developing new outreach programs that would spark an interest in STEM-related fields among middle and high-school students. Since joining Howard University, I have initiated “National Chemistry Week” (NCW) activities in College of Pharmacy. Approximately 400 students in DC-MD-VA area have been benefited as a result of our NCW activities within the past four years. I have also mentored 5 high school students in my research group and all of them are now in college with STEM majors. I am a Fellow of Keystone Symposia in Molecular biology for 2014-15. If elected, I would like to participate and expand the activities of project SEED and YCC that will allow highly qualified students from economically-disadvantaged and federally-recognized minority populations to participate in “state-of-the-art” research in academia, industry, and governmental institutions. I would also like to play an active role in CSW High School Chemistry Olympiad program. I would like to assist in identifying talent in high school students and providing coaching for Chemistry Olympiad. If elected, I would like to utilize the rich experience of being a CSW board of manager toward developing  robust, highly recognized programs at Howard University.

Education
Institution name Degree or Student Status Field of Study
State University of NY, Buffalo Ph.D. Chemistry
University of Mumbai M. Pharm. Sci. Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of Mumbai B. Pharm. Sci. Pharmaceutical Sciences
Professional Experience
Position City/State Start-End
Associate Director, Combinatorial Chem, Center Univ. of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

2006-2008
Postdoctoral Associate,

University of Houston

Houston, TX 2008-2010
Assistant Professor, Howard University Washington, DC 2010-2015
Associate Professor, Howard University Washington, DC 2015-present
Leadership Positions and Significant Activities in ACS National Offices, ACS Local Sections, ACS Divisions, or Other Scientific Groups and Organizations
Position/Activity Year
Faculty Advisor, Phi-Delta-Chi Pharmacy Fraternity 2011-present
Faculty Advisor, Drug Information Association 2013-present
Faculty Advisor, College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists 2012-present

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orskiSara Orski

I am a polymer chemist in the Materials Science & Engineering Division at NIST, researching improvements to polymer molar mass and chemical composition measurements. I have enjoyed serving within the scientific community both through ACS and at NIST.  I volunteered this past year to evaluate ACS POLY student chapter accomplishments and award additional support to the best student chapters. I also worked with colleagues at NIST to expand a division postdoctoral association to a NIST wide organization that provides professional guidance and support to postdoctoral fellows.   I will bring that enthusiasm and community spirit to CSW serve professional chemists and future professional chemists in our nation’s capital.

Education
Institution name Degree or Student Status Field of Study
The University of Georgia Ph.D. Chemistry
The College of William and Mary B.S. Chemistry
Professional Experience
Position City/State Start-End
Research Chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Gaithersburg, MD August 2011-present
Graduate Research Assistant Athens, GA Jan 2007-August 2011
Leadership Positions and Significant Activities in ACS National Offices, ACS Local Sections, ACS Divisions, or Other Scientific Groups and Organizations
Position/Activity Year
NIST Postdoctoral association 2012-2013

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scates

Bradley Scates

Education
Institution name Degree or Student Status Field of Study
Washington University in St. Louis Ph.D. Organic Chemistry
University of Maryland, Baltimore County B.S. Biochemistry
Professional Experience
Position City/State Start-End
Visiting Scientist, Library of Congress Washington, D.C. Feb 2015 – Aug 2015
Conservation Science Fellow, Walters Art Museum Baltimore, MD June 2014 – Nov 2014
Tutor Crofton, MD March 2013 – present
Obiter Research, LLC Champaign, IL June 2008 – March 2012
Leadership Positions and Significant Activities in ACS National Offices, ACS Local Sections, ACS Divisions, or Other Scientific Groups and Organizations
Position/Activity Year
Environmental & Sustainability Committee member 2014

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tahmazianNevart Tahmazian

I am humbled by this nomination. I have been involved with ACS activities for many years as Enthusiast, Chemistry Ambassador and Science Coach. I was featured in the ACS video production, celebrating the 25th anniversary for the National Chemistry week. (October 2012 www.BytesizeScience.com.)   I have been a professor at Montgomery College, Rockville since 1995. In addition to teaching, my passion has been to highlight the importance and relevance of chemistry in our lives through outreach activities in schools and the community at large. I was awarded the “Faculty Outstanding Service Award” by Montgomery College in 2010 and “NISOD Excellence Award” in 2011. CSW awarded me “The Outreach Volunteer of the Year” award in 2015. I am also a nominee for “Professor of the Year” through Case Organization, 2015. I would be very interested in strengthening the wonderful “Science Coach” program and developing new initiatives with student clubs and organizations. I would also be very interested in promoting ACS activities internationally and make efforts to strengthen the existing ones. Currently, at Montgomery College, I am working with the Global Humanities Institute to introduce globalization into one of the courses I teach and to develop a learning community

Education
Institution name Degree or Student Status Field of Study
University of Maryland, College Park MS Chemistry
American University of Beirut MA Chemical Education
American University of Beirut BS Chemistry
American University of Beirut Teaching Diploma Secondary Science Education
Professional Experience
Position City/State Start-End
Chemistry Professor Rockville/MD August 1995-Present
Cytogenetic Technologist Washington DC. 1989-1994
Leadership Positions and Significant Activities in ACS National Offices, ACS Local Sections, ACS Divisions, or Other Scientific Groups and Organizations
Position/Activity Year
CSW Outreach Volunteer of the year 2015
Coordinator for “Chemistry in Action” and ACS liaison for Rockville Science Day 1996-Present
NIST Internship Coordinator at Montgomery College 2006-2009

 

Chair for Local arrangements for hosting 2YC3 Conference 2011
Coordinator for MC Chemistry activities for “Frontiers in Science and Medicine Day” through John’s Hopkins and Sonya Kovalevsky Day 2009- present

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